Stuart Hogg, Scotland’s full-back, will retire after the World Cup.

Full-back for Scotland and Exeter Stuart Hogg has announced his retirement from rugby after this autumn’s World Cup in France.

Hogg, who turns 31 in June, recently received his 100th international cap and has 171 international points.

After signing his first professional contract with Glasgow Warriors in 2011, Hogg stated that a “new career beckons.”

“I don’t think my body can maintain the standards I set for myself for much longer,” he said.

“I’ve always wanted to be at the top of my game. After the tournament, a new career awaits, and I intend to approach it in the same manner in which I approach the game.”

Stuart Hogg’s profile has risen after the Scotland and Lions full-back announced his retirement.
Hogg made his Scotland debut during the 2012 Six Nations and was named to the British and Irish Lions three times in a row, in 2013, 2017, and 2021.

A facial fracture cut short his 2017 tour, but he earned two Lions Test caps against South Africa in 2021.

Hogg is aiming for his third World Cup after appearing in all five matches in 2015 and three of the four games in Scotland four years later.

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