Hogg looks for improvements against Italy

British & Irish Lion Stuart Hogg is out to prove Scotland are capable of converting chances into tries as his side look to get back to winning ways against Italy on Saturday. [more]

Hogg looks for improvements against Italy

British & Irish Lion Stuart Hogg is out to prove Scotland are capable of converting chances into tries as his side look to get back to winning ways against Italy on Saturday.

Despite losing their last two games, Scotland have shown clear signs that things are beginning to click, running both France and Wales very close before falling to narrow defeats.

Three tries have come in the process, but there have also been several missed opportunities.

However full-back Hogg, who was part of the successful Lions tour to Australia in the summer of 2013, insists Scotland have shown they do not deserve to be written off.

“It does get annoying to hear that,” said Hogg, who scored one try on tour with the Lions. “The positive thing for us it at least we are getting ourselves into the right areas and giving ourselves opportunities.

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“In seasons gone by we might not have been in those areas. In the France game we were getting into these positions and forcing it a little, but that’s not what we are about.

“Over the last couple of weeks we have worked incredibly hard on that and we have brought in a couple different features that will hopefully work in Italy’s 22.

“We should have had the Wales game done and dusted as we created plenty of opportunities but didn’t take them. Hopefully this weekend we can make amends for that.”

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