SCOTLAND full-back Stuart Hogg issued a public apology last night following his red card for a late hit on Wales stand-off Dan Biggar in the Six Nations clash in Cardiff.
Hogg’s shoulder smashed into Biggar’s face after he made a clearing kick and, having initially been shown a yellow card, the Scot was given a red after replays of the 22nd-minute offence were shown on the Millennium Stadium’s big screen.
Scotland were trailing 10-3 at the time but went on to suffer a record 51-3 thrashing, Wales’ biggest-ever win in the championship and Scotland’s equal worst loss. “I would like to apologise to my team-mates, the Scotland management and all Scotland supporters for what happened today. I have let people down,” Hogg said in a statement issued by the Scottish Rugby Union.
“I have said sorry in person to Dan Biggar and I have apologised to the referee, Jerome Garces.
“I always try to play hard and fair and what happened today was out of character for me. Once again, I’m very sorry.”
Ireland clinched the Six Nations championship with a 22-20 win over France in Paris.