British and Irish Lions: Stuart Hogg enjoys rare outing at fly-half

Last Updated: 11/06/13 2:25pm

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Stuart Hogg weaves through the Combined Country defence to score his side's third try

Stuart Hogg weaves through the Combined Country defence to score his side's third try

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Stuart Hogg admitted he was nervous ahead of his rare outing at fly-half but was pleased with his overall performance.

The Scotland full-back impressed when filling in for injured fly-halves Jonny Sexton and Owen Farrell during the British and Irish Lions' 64-0 thumping of Combined Country XV.

The 20-year-old scored his side's third try, kicked four conversions and linked up well with centres Jamie Roberts and Brian O'Driscoll.

"I was a bit nervous coming into this game having not played 10 for a long time but I settled in pretty well and enjoyed it, which is the main thing."
Stuart Hogg

"The last time I played at fly-half was in 2009 for my club, Hawick," said Hogg. "I enjoyed stepping up there though.

"When you've got the likes of O'Driscoll and Roberts outside you it's going to make your job a lot easier.

"I was a bit nervous coming into this game having not played 10 for a long time but I settled in pretty well and enjoyed it, which is the main thing.

"As the game went on I was getting more and more relaxed and that's exactly what I want it to be like, I want to enjoy my rugby and it showed out there."

The Lions cruised to a facile win at Hunter Stadium but after establishing a 38-0 half-time lead, they found scoring a little tougher after the interval.

"We went out to win and try things," said Hogg. "In the first half I thought we were clinical and ruthless, but in the second half we started to force things and the scoreboard wasn't as high."

Looking ahead, Hogg added: "We're high in confidence just now, that's four wins from four, we're in a good place and now it's all about building, setting more targets and achieving them."

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