Hogg confident ahead of Six Nations

Date published: January 23 2017

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg is confident they can put Glasgow's impressive form to good effect during the upcoming Six Nations.

The Warriors defeated Leicester Tigers 43-0 at Welford Road over the weekend as they secured a place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Now with the focus shifting to international duty, Hogg is keen to transfer their club showings into the Six Nations in the coming months.

"I'm not going to lie, there was times in years gone by when we were scared about what was going to happen. But now we're confident about going down and getting the job done. We believe we have the playing staff, the structures and the coaching staff to get us victories," he told Press Association Sport.

"We will concentrate on Ireland first up and then after that we will look at the next opposition. We try to play a different way with Scotland than we do with Glasgow but here's hoping we can build up a good bit of form."

Defence coach Matt Taylor, who works with both Glasgow and Scotland, added: "If we can harness that feel-good factor the guys are enjoying at club level and replicate it here, we feel that definitely gives us a chance," said defence coach Matt Taylor, who works with both Glasgow and Scotland.

"The boys have come in with a spring in their step. They're really excited and full of confidence – and I'm sure that will translate into performances in the Six Nations. Of the whole squad, there are only four guys who aren't involved in Europe – and one of them is Huw Jones, who plays on a different continent.

"So they are really buoyant. It's been an excellent weekend for Scottish rugby. It's great but I think there's more improvement in us. We just need to keep our feet on the ground."

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