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Stuart Hogg's selection for the British and Irish Lions has been causing a buzz in his home town of Hawick.
The 20-year-old is the youngest member of Warren Gatland's squad to tour Australia this summer.
His inclusion is the talk of his old school where some of his even younger fans cannot wait to see him in action on Rugby's biggest stage.
Ryan Dollard reports:
The Rugby Development Officer for Hawick, John Johnstone, has praised Stuart Hogg for being a great inspiration and role model to youngsters:
David Wright is a Physical Education at Hawick High School and taught Stuart Hogg when he was a pupil at the school.
Mr Wright says that even in the early days he recognised Stuart had something a little bit special:
A rugby player from the Scottish Borders will be spending his summer in Australia, after being called up for the Lions squad.
20-year-old Glasgow Warrior full-back Stuart Hogg has scored three tries in fifteen appearances for Scotland since his debut last year.
Joining Hogg in the 37-man British and Irish Lions squad are fellow Scots Sean Maitland and Richie Gray.
Tour Manager Andy Irvine and Head Coach Warren Gatland announced Wales' Sam Warburton as Captain at the press conference this morning.
For the full squad list visit the British and Irish Lions website.