Scotland’s all-time prime attempt scorer Stuart Hogg is ready to RETIRE from rugby after the World Cup later this yr with the Exeter Chiefs star, 30, claiming his physique ‘cannot obtain the requirements I anticipate’ as he vows to finish his profession on a excessive
- Scotland rugby star Stuart Hogg will retire from the game after the World Cup
- Hogg claims his physique can’t longer carry out to the degrees his expects of himself
- The 30-year-old has picked up 100 caps and is his nation’s prime try-scorer
Scotland and Exeter Chiefs full-back Stuart Hogg is ready to retire from rugby after this yr’s World Cup.
Sportsmail understands that the 30-year-old, who has 100 Scotland caps and is his nation’s prime try-scorer with 27, is able to step away from each membership and worldwide rugby.
The previous Scotland captain will deliver the curtain down on a glittering profession that additionally features a Heineken Cup championship medal and English league winners title with Exeter in addition to a PRO12 title with Glasgow Warriors.
He has been on three British and Irish Lions tour in a row – the primary tour call-up got here when he was solely 20 – and he gained back-to-back Six Nations participant of the championship awards in 2016 and 2017.
It’s understood he’s eager to maneuver his spouse and younger youngsters again to the borders after he competes with Scotland on the World Cup in France, which is because of begin in September this yr.
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has introduced he’ll retire from rugby after the World Cup
Hogg’s glittering profession noticed him win the Premiership and the Heineken Cup with Exeter
Hogg says his physique can now not carry out on the stage he expects and needs to exit on a excessive
In a press release titled ‘The Closing Chapter’ posted on social media, Hogg wrote: ‘After RWC2023, my skilled rugby journey will finish I might be retiring from the sport.’
‘As a younger king rising up in The Borders, all I wished to do was to play rugby for Scotland.
‘I really feel privileged to have represented my nation on 100 events, play on three British and Irish Lions excursions and characterize some superb golf equipment. I could not have requested for extra.
‘Rugby has allowed me to fulfill some unbelievable characters, make lifelong buddies, journey the world and be a part of some unbelievable experiences that I’ll cherish ceaselessly.
‘Understanding what lies forward, I’ve an actual starvation to play the very best, most gratifying rugby of my profession, ending the season strongly with Exeter Chiefs earlier than attacking the chance we, as a nation, have in France.
‘I do not really feel my physique can obtain the requirements that I set myself for for much longer and I’ve all the time wished to complete on the prime finish of the sport.
‘After the event, a brand new profession beckons and I’ll assault it in the identical method as I play the sport. I hope I’ve achieved you proud.’