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WATCH: Townsend defends captain after another HUGE Six Nations error

BY Shaywaterworth  ·  Sunday Feb 9, 2020

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend backed his captain Stuart Hogg after the full back made another crucial mistake in the Six Nations.

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Hogg’s drop over the try line last weekend against Ireland made headline news and on Saturday the 27-year-old misjudged a bounce of the ball on a windy afternoon at Murrayfield.

The scores were level after 70 minutes when the British & Irish Lions star was shepherding the ball over his own try line. However the bounce of the ball caught him out and Hogg conceded a five-metre try, of which England scored the match-winning try.

 

“If that ball had bounced forward then we would have had a 22-metre dropout instead of a five-metre scrum,” said Townsend.

“It’s a decision which is very hard to judge in those conditions and he was an inch or two away from making that a brilliant decision. I thought some of his play was outstanding again today (Saturday).”

The game finished 6-13 leaving Scotland without a win after round two of the competition. Full match highlights are available below:

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