Stuart Hogg represented Scotland at U-17, U-18, and U-20 level before he went on to gain full international honours. He gained his first cap for Scotland after earning a call up to Andy Robinson’s squad for the 2012 Six Nations following a series of impressive performances for Glasgow. He impressed on his debut against Wales in Cardiff, coming on as a substitute following injury to Max Evans and was subsequently named in the starting line-up for the first time against France, at Murrayfield. It took him 8 minutes to score his first international try for Scotland and on 20 November 2021, Hogg scored his 25th international try, becoming Scotland’s all-time record try scorer.
Victor was the beneficiary of Scotland’s points bonanza against Italy amassing the best round total so far. Many would suggest that there is an element of luck in who you choose as Captain…but Kerrison is proving that the right selection can get you an average of 200 points per game!
Perhaps its not surprising that Garreth Mills is the best defender at present, Wales are getting enough practice, and he plays in the front row, so we wouldn’t expect too much attacking flair! 1 to 3 rarely make a full 80 minutes, so Supersub points are important to him.
On the Leaderboard after 4 rounds, the Top 10 seem to have made a bit of a breakaway and with just one round left it looks likely that the winner will come from one of these players. Wing seems to have timed his run in perfectly, but George has come to the front in recent weeks and it wouldn’t be a surprised for him to shoot to the top when the excitement reaches its peak. Potter cannot be forgotten, and Clukie should be happy if he stays above Will.
There are some interesting facts to be learnt from studying the Leader board. There is only one former Swaffham Captain in the top ten! At the other end of the table, the bottom ten places include TWO ex-coaches and THREE former Captains of the Club!
The last round of the tournament, Super Saturday is next weekend (19th) with Ireland needing to beat Scotland to force some nailbiting for the French followers, who will be hoping England don’t bounce back after their defeat this week.
With no match for Swaffham, the Clubhouse will be open to all, from 4.30pm.