Stuart Hogg’s move to Exeter Chiefs was one of the most high-profile moves last summer, given that he had made his name as one of Scotland’s best players over the last few seasons. But what exactly has the full-back brought to Devon, and has it been a transfer that has worked for the Chiefs?
Starting with his defending, one thing that a full-back is required to do is to control the backline. This comes from being the last person to stop any opponents scoring breakaway tries. Hogg is particularly reliable at this, and he is very good at seeing danger and moving across the pitch to cover the balls that are coming in behind his side’s forward line.
Against Gloucester at the weekend, for example….
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