Six Nations: Scotland’s Stuart Hogg ‘hacked off’ by France title speak


France should beat Scotland by 21 factors and earn a four-try bonus level to pip Wales to the Six Nations crown; Scotland can safe their highest-ever end of second place with an eight-point win over Les Bleus on the Stade de France

Final Up to date: 26/03/21 10:58am

Stuart Hogg’s Scotland are concentrating on their highest-ever Six Nations end

Stuart Hogg says he’s “hacked off” on the protection of Scotland’s Six Nations finale in opposition to France in Paris on Friday night time.

France should beat Scotland by 21 factors and earn a four-try bonus level within the rearranged Paris conflict so as to pip Wales to the Six Nations crown.

Scotland can safe their highest-ever Six Nations end of second place with an eight-point win over Les Bleus on the Stade de France, nevertheless.

  • France win in the event that they beat Scotland by 21 factors or extra in bonus factors win
  • If France win by 21 factors or extra however fail to attain bonus level then Wales are champions
  • If France win by 20 factors & bonus level they might be separated on tries scored (at the moment Wales 20, France 15) – France should rating six tries to win title
  • If France win by 20 factors in bonus level win however rating 5 tries the title can be shared for first time since 1988

“Rather a lot’s been mentioned, and it is starting to hack me off, about them needing 21 factors to win the title,” mentioned Scotland captain Hogg.

“And I noticed somebody from their camp speaking about them taking part in for the trophy.

“As a proud Scotsman that harm me rather a lot.

“Rather a lot’s been mentioned about what they should do. But when we win by eight factors we safe our highest ever Six Nations end. So that is the motivation.”

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Scotland’s Finn Russell says the gamers cannot be distracted by choice points after they face France of their ultimate recreation of the Six Nations

Scotland’s Finn Russell says the gamers cannot be distracted by choice points after they face France of their ultimate recreation of the Six Nations

Scotland are with out British and Irish Lions wing Sean Maitland for Friday’s essential encounter, which was delayed attributable to a earlier Covid-19 outbreak within the France squad.

Head coach Gregor Townsend was solely in a position to choose 5 English-based gamers attributable to an Eleventh-hour settlement, with the match now falling outdoors the same old Check window.

That has seen the luckless Saracens wing Maitland miss the match, leaving skipper Hogg feeling for his Check team-mate.

Requested to appraise the scenario going through Scotland given France had suffered the coronavirus outbreak, Hogg made his emotions recognized with out crossing any traces.

When requested if Scotland’s choice limitations are unfair, Hogg replied: “Properly 100 per cent, however it is a headline query. For me we’re very a lot put the squad first and ensure we get the job performed first and play for these boys.

“My opinion is one I will hold to myself as a result of I do not need it to be a headline now when there’s different issues to focus on.

“I’ve seen how a lot it harm Sean Maitland to not be concerned. That harm him rather a lot.

“The opposite boys too, they’ve had an enormous impression on what we have performed in coaching and in matches in the previous couple of weeks.

“So the problem now’s for us to place in a efficiency that they’d be pleased with. We’ll be going on the market to play for everybody.”



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