Full-back Stuart Hogg, a Heineken Champions Cup winners with Exeter Chiefs in 2020, is set to make his 100th Scotland appearance as they welcome Ireland to BT Murrayfield in the Six Nations on Sunday.
Hogg has featured 58 times in the Heineken Champions Cup, scoring nine tries, and will be looking to help Exeter take a step towards another title as they host Montpellier Hérault Rugby in the Round of 16 on April 2.
The British & Lion retains his place in the side as Scotland look to bounce back from their defeat to France in the previous round and put pressure on current leaders Ireland, who have won three from three so far.
⏮️ Rewind to 2022 ⏮️
The 𝓈𝓊𝓅𝓇𝑒𝓂𝑒 cut, collection and run from Zach Mercer in last seasons Round of 16 💪
Against Exeter Chiefs this year, what can he and the @MHR_officiel boys do? 👀#HeinekenChampionsCup #ThrowbackThursday pic.twitter.com/NOqneZ2cIy
— Heineken Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) March 9, 2023
Head coach Gregor Townsend has made just two changes from the game in Paris, with one seeing Hogg’s Exeter teammate Jonny Gray come in at lock for Edinburgh Rugby’s Grant Gilchrist.
Edinburgh, who visit Leicester Tigers in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 on March 31, still boast three representatives in the starting XV, in prop Pierre Schoeman, flanker Jamie Ritchie and wing Duhan van der Merwe.
Flanker Hamish Watson and utility back Blair Kinghorn – both of Edinburgh – are among the replacements, as is Gloucester Rugby centre Chris Harris.