Scotland captain Stuart Hogg suffers injury scare in Exeter's win over Gloucester

Full-back had to go off early in second half

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 10:32 pm
Stuart Hogg in action for Exeter Chiefs in their win over Gloucester.

Scotland captain Stuart Hogg suffered an injury scare as he limped out of Exeter Chiefs’ 35-22 Gallagher Premiership victory over Gloucester.

The full-back appeared to have a problem with the top of his right leg, and pulled up after an Exeter attack. He went off early in the second half at Sandy Park.

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The Chiefs, who secured a Premiership play-off place with their seventh successive league win, face Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final opponents Northampton in 10 days’ time.

Scotland have a busy autumn schedule including a rearranged Six Nations match against Wales on 31 October.

“We will wait for 24 hours – we are being fairly cautious,” Exeter forwards coach Rob Hunter said of Hogg’s injury.

“We won’t take any risks, and we will see where he is at.”

Exeter reached the play-offs with three games to spare, and they look unstoppable in pursuit of a fifth Twickenham final appearance on the bounce.

Gloucester battled hard but ultimately could not contain their opponents, with Exeter scoring tries through hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie, number eight Sam Simmonds, lock Jonny Hill, wing Ian Whitten and scrum-half Jack Maunder.Exeter captain Joe Simmonds kicked five conversions, while Gloucester’s best moments came early in the game.

They led by a point after wing Matt Banahan’s try and a Billy Twelvetrees penalty, while the former added a second touchdown and flanker Josh Gray also crossed, with Twelvetrees landing two conversions.

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