Stuart William Hogg won his first cap for Scotland when he was introduced as a substitute for Max Evans in the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wales in Cardiff, at just 19-years-of-age. Two weeks later he then made his first start, against France, and marked the occasion with his first try for Scotland in a performance imbued with talent and confidence.
Hogg joined the Scotland 7s squad after playing in all four games of the 2014 Scotland summer tour to America, Canada, Argentina and South Africa, as a replacement to the injured Tommy Seymour. This was his first involvement with the abbreviated national team.
A 2013 British & Irish Lion, he has represented Scotland at under-17, under-18 and under-20 level having played for Borders under-16s and under-17s. Before signing his first professional contract at the tail-end of 2011, with Glasgow Warriors, he played for Hawick Wanderers, Hawick and Heriot's.
Stuart comes from a talented rugby family in the Borders. His father, John, played as a championship winning full-back for Hawick before becoming a rugby referee and his brother, Graham, played for Scotland 7s in the IRB Sevens World Series as well as representing Scotland at three different age grades.
Commonwealth Games stats: 1 cap (Glasgow 2014), 1 try and 5 points
HSBC Sevens World Series stats: below