Six Nations
Hogg: England don't respect us
ESPN Staff
March 9, 2015
Stuart Hogg sprints away against Wales © Getty Images

Stuart Hogg has kicked off the England-Scotland war of words ahead of Saturday's match claiming the English do not respect the Scotland side.

Hogg, who is expected to start at fullback against England, says there is a lack of respect south of the border for Scottish rugby. "The English are a fantastic team but they're pretty much all about themselves at times," Hogg told the Daily Mail. "They don't really respect us and we find that pretty frustrating. There will be a certain number of people that do respect us but, no matter how good our performance is, on the whole they don't.

"We're not really in a position to make them respect us when we're zero wins from three, so for that to happen we need to go down there and shut them up with a great performance and a big win."

And Hogg added he felt the lack of respect extended to the domestic scene. 'There are loads of different things," Hogg said. "Take Bath, for instance, in the European games. We pummelled them at home in Glasgow and almost beat them down there, yet their coach never once mentioned us after the games.

"After they went through, they said they had a tough pool with Toulouse and Montpellier, but never once mentioned us. That kind of sums it up for me and, with the way the lads go on with Greig Laidlaw down at Gloucester, it's quite clear that they don't respect us."

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