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Scotland's Hogg returns from injury for Six Nations opener

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The Canadian Press
1/29/2014 9:18:28 AM
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GLASGOW -- Scotland's attacking options have been boosted by the return of fullback Stuart Hogg for the country's opening Six Nations match against Ireland on Sunday.

Hogg, who toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions last year, missed the autumn internationals because of injury but is back among four personnel changes to Scotland's starting XV for the match in Dublin.

He was voted as the third best player in last year's Six Nations, when Scotland surprisingly finished in third place.

Alex Dunbar has been preferred to Nick De Luca at centre, Tim Swinson is called up to the second row in place of Grant Gilchrist and Ryan Wilson usurps Johnnie Beattie at blindside flanker.

Scotland hasn't won its opening match in the tournament since 2006.

Stuart Hogg (Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images)

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(Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images)
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