Hogg: Scotland “on the path to something special”

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Scotland host Italy at Murrayfield in Six Nations opener (Photo credit: Vclaw via Wikipedia)

Scotland full back Stuart Hogg is confident the nation can achieve “something special” in the Six Nations, starting with tomorrow’s home match against Italy.

Scotland kick off the competition  at BT Murrayfield tomorrow, and Hogg thinks they have every chance of coming out on top of the competition.

“We are looking to the Italy game on Saturday to get off to the best start possible. Italy are a great rugby team who will come to Murrayfield and make it difficult for us,” he said.

“It is test match rugby, there is no such thing is an easy game these days.

“It will be an exciting challenge for us because they have some great individual runners. I expect it to be a hugely physical game and the boys are preparing for a real tough match up.”

The game against Italy is the first of three home games that Scotland have in the Six Nations. A week tomorrow marks the second game at Murrayfield against Ireland, with  Scotland also hosting Wales in the second last game of the tournament before an all-important clash with England at Twickenham.

Hogg believes Murrayfield can be crucial to Scotland’s challenge.

“We’ve got a huge opportunity with three home games this year to try and win every single one and put ourselves in a good position to win the competition,” he said.

“Every game we will go into with the attitude and belief that we can come out on top.”

Scotland’s Six Nations got off to a bad start 12 months ago when they were comprehensively beaten by Wales. However, they have won their previous six meetings with Italy.

Hogg revealed there is excitement among the players ahead of this year’s tournament.

“Everyone that is coming in from club duty to join the Scotland camp in entering a place with a real buzz around it. Every player is working so hard to try and get a starting jersey.

“We believe we are on the right path to achieving something special.

“We’ve worked really hard over the last few years to get where we are, and we truly believe that we can win the Six Nations.”

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