REUTERS: Scotland captain Stuart Hogg admits final week’s shock Six Nations victory over England can be diminished to an extent if his facet don’t again it up with one other win at house to Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday (Feb 13).
Scotland triumphed 11-6 for a deserved victory, their first at Twickenham in 38 years, and in addition solely the fourth time they’ve opened their Six Nations marketing campaign with a victory in 21 makes an attempt.
Hogg says it was reward for exhausting work and steely willpower, however has urged his facet to again up their efficiency as they go into their conflict with Wales as favourites, a rarity in latest occasions.
“The previous couple of weeks we’ve been constructing properly and clearly we will take an enormous quantity of confidence from that (win at Twickenham),” Hogg informed reporters on Friday.
“However we should additionally perceive that tomorrow is a special problem and we’re going to should be at our greatest for the complete 80 minutes.
“Final week was great, an enormous win, however it’s one other factor be capable of again it up. Wales will pose a special problem and it’s one which we’re prepared and excited for.”
Scotland have been compelled into three adjustments with Jamie Ritchie, Cameron Redpath and Sean Maitland all out with damage, to get replaced by wing Darcy Graham, centre James Lang and lock Blade Thomson.
“The unlucky accidents for the boys have given others an opportunity to come back in and characterize us. We all know how good Darcy, Lang and Blade are, so they’ll are available and add their particular person skills to the workforce and hopefully make us click on,” Hogg mentioned.
Wales have received on 5 of their final six visits to Murrayfield, the odd one out a 29-13 victory for Scotland in 2017.
They’ve additionally received 16 of the final 19 conferences, although the Scots claimed a 14-10 victory in Llanelli within the final conflict in October.
They haven’t managed back-to-back wins over Wales since 2003.