Edinburgh flanker Allister Hogg has set his sights on Scotland's summer tour of Argentina after playing his first competitive game of rugby since Christmas.
The 27-year-old took to the field for the first time since having hip surgery in December at the Melrose Sevens, where he was allowed to play for both Watsonians and Heriots.
Hogg’s operation ruled him out of this year’s RBS 6 Nations and has also seen his game time at Murrayfield with Edinburgh cut dramatically short.
And despite not knowing whether he will feature for the Gunners against Newport-Gwent Dragons this weekend, Hogg believes he can do enough to stake an international claim.
“When I had the hip cartilage operation, it was a bit worse than they thought, so I’ve come back quite well from it,” said Hogg.
“It was a bit frustrating and difficult watching the Six Nations but this is the first break I’ve had and I hope to come back strong from it.
“Edinburgh have got a tough run-in, but if we beat the Dragons we’ll be there or thereabouts.
“There are three games left, and then the play-offs hopefully and the Murrayfield Sevens, a lot of rugby still to be played.”