Stuart Hogg produces early contender for blunder of the Six Nations with criminal knock-on v Ireland


Six nations rugby welcomed Ireland against Scotland and after a disappointing world cup campaign in Japan, both nations were looking to make up for their respective shortcomings in this year’s Six Nations tournament in Dublin.

In a feisty matchup between two fierce competitors, it was fair to say Ireland were turning the screw, so it seemed as well as turning up the heat.

That was until the 50th minute when Scotland were able to break as they attempted to claw their way back into the tie.

A slick move resulted in what looked a certain try for Scotland - that was until the Scottish skipper, Stuart Hogg, dropped an absolute clanger with the try line at his mercy – OF ALL PEOPLE!

The Exeter full-back looked bitterly disappointed to have thrown away such an important opportunity for his team – who were trailing 13-6 at the time of the incident.

Hogg will want to forget all about his absolute blinder of a blunder quickly; as the Scots fell to a narrow loss in the end.

This was a definite uncharacteristic blunder from Hogg who has amassed more than sixty caps for Scotland – the full-back/fly-half has been twice named player of the tournament in 2017 and 2018 respectively.


Two penalties after the incident left Ireland to go onto win the match 19-12 as Scotland had failed to climb the mountain and make a comeback; through no lack of effort ton their part though.

Scotland had once again conceded another penalty in the 78th minute and the game looked all but done; it was, in fact, Ireland that went on to see the game out in what ended a disappointing night for Scotland.

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