Ahead of the 2021 Six Nations, Sir Clive Woodward has picked five players who he thinks are going to be crucial in the upcoming tournament.
Writing in his column for the Mail Online, the World Cup-winning coach has gone for a blend of youth and experience in his selection.
Find out who he picked, any why, by clicking through this article.
1. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
- Age: 28
- Position: Fullback
- Club: Exeter Chiefs
Woodward said: “Much of the attention has been on the return of Finn Russell for Scotland and the emergence of the brilliant Cameron Redpath but don’t forget Hogg. The full-back is in his pomp and his winning season with Exeter has seen his confidence soar. Very dangerous with ball in hand.”
DID YOU KNOW? n 2012, following his Scotland debut, he discovered he was a distant relative of George Best. A close relative of Best recognised the link after seeing Hogg play on television