Scotland captain Stuart Hogg hurt by talk of France expectations

Stuart Hogg wants a strong finish from Scotland in the Six Nations
Stuart Hogg wants a strong finish from Scotland in the Six Nations
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Scotland captain Stuart Hogg revealed that he was hurt by France's expectations of winning the Six Nations title ahead of the final game in Paris on Friday.

France's thrilling win over Wales kept them in contention to win the title but they still have an uphill task of needing to beat the Dark Blues by 21 points and earn a four-try bonus point.

On the other hand, Scotland have a great opportunity to secure their highest-ever Six Nations finish of second place with an eight-point win in the encounter at Stade de France.

“A lot’s been said, and it’s beginning to hack me off, about them needing 21 points to win the title,” said Hogg.

“And I saw someone from their camp talking about them playing for the trophy.

“As a proud Scotsman that hurt me a lot.

“A lot’s been said about what they need to do. But if we win by eight points we secure our highest ever Six Nations finish. So that’s the motivation.”

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