Stuart Hogg is going for glory at the Commonwealth Games
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has been tipped to star for his country at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after receiving a call up to the 7s squad.
Hogg, who appeared in every RBS 6 Nations game for Scotland this year scoring his fourth international try against France, has been brought in to replace the injured Tommy Seymour.
The unlucky Seymour suffered a neck injury during Scotland's 55-6 defeat to South Africa last month, ruling him out of Glasgow 2014.
But Scotland 7s head coach Stevie Gemmell insists the inclusion of 22-year-old Hogg could prove a blessing in disguise.
"It's disappointing to lose Tommy but I'm delighted to be able to bring in a player of Stuart's calibre into our squad," Gemmell told the Daily Record.
"Stuart has shown at every level of his XVs career what he is capable of. He is a player who excites fans and has shown time and time again he can contribute significantly in both attack and defence.
"Although he has not yet played international sevens he comes from a background in the Borders that has been heavily influenced by the game.
"His game understanding along with the skills he has developed as a professional will I am sure prove a strong addition to our existing playing group. I'm excited about him joining the squad and contributing to a successful performance at Ibrox."
Mike Blair admits victories over England and France in the RBS 6 Nations will go down as some of his best memories in the game after the Scotland scrum-half announced his retirement from all forms of rugby.