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WATCH: Parents' pride as Stuart Hogg is called up to Lions squad

Hogg's parents told ITV Border of their pride. Photo: ITV Border
Hogg's parents told ITV Border of their pride. Credit: ITV Border

The parents of rugby superstar Stuart Hogg have spoken of their pride, after the full back from Hawick was called up to the British & Irish Lions squad.

In an exclusive interview with ITV Border, John and Margaret Hogg told us about the moment Hogg found out he'd earned a place.

On Wednesday after the announcement on the tv, I phoned him and I could tell by his voice he was trembling, he was that excited and pleased just to know he was there. But he's the kind of guy, he never takes anything for granted.

– John Hogg, Stuart's father

What he said to us was that he jumped so high he thought he was going to go through the roof of the conservatory, such was his delight to hear his name announced.

– Margaret Hogg, Stuart's mother