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May 15, 2019

Stuart Hogg wants a long goodbye

Posted by Editor on May 15, 2019 11:47 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Stuart Hogg will play his final game at Scotstoun
Friday night's clash with Ulster will be Stuart Hogg's final appearance at Scotstoun as a Glasgow Warrior but he's determined it won't be his last appearance for the club.

A win over Ulster in the PRO14 play-off semi-final will secure a Grand Final appearance at Celtic Park on 25th May against either Leinster or Munster, with the chance for the club to claim a second league title after lifting the trophy in 2015.

Talking ahead of Friday's game, Hogg said: "It is just about putting in my normal performance. I've got a role and responsibility within this team to execute, so hopefully I can get a few opportunities to do that.

"It is going to be tough towards the end, but my focus is to help make sure that we have a final to look forward to the week after.

"We're in a great place. In the last few games there has been a real clinical edge in our attacking game, and we've taken our opportunities when they have been on offer. We'll just keep working hard this week and start getting excited. It is a huge task for us but one that we are excited for. We believe we can win.

"This place (Scotstoun) means a great deal to me. It was good to get a bigger stadium (when Warriors moved to their present venue from Firhill in 2012) and the club has grown year on year ever since. So, it is a special place. If I get the opportunity to play at the weekend, I'll relish it, and hopefully use it as an opportunity to thank the fans with my performances over the next couple of games. Hopefully we can win some silverware."

The Warriors have been keen to make it clear that their 30-7 win over Ulster in Glasgow last month is being discounted in a bid to remove any sense of complacency.

"They (Ulster) are a quality team and if you sit off them they are going to get momentum going forward and they are difficult to stop on the back of that," added Hogg.

"They've got some cracking individual players and they really have a good collective team spirit. They are going to be sending off a couple of club legends so they're going to be up for it.

"For us, it is probably the perfect week to concentrate on ourselves. We need to be solid in defence and clinical in attack like we have been the last couple of weeks. It is knockout rugby now so, if we bugger it up, then we're done.

"It's another step closer to achieving something special."