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Stuart Hogg spends night in cells and given prison warning

By Neil Fissler
Stuart Hogg, the former Scotland international, now tv rugby pundit, looks on during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium on November 18, 2023 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Stuart Hogg has been warned that he will be sent to prison if there is another breach of his bail conditions after he admitted contact with his estranged wife, Gillian.

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The former Scotland captain has recently come out of retirement to join French club Montpellier later in the summer on a two-year deal with the option for a third career.

It was revealed earlier this week that Hogg, who was earning around £580,000 a season with the Exeter Chiefs, his new contract with Montpellier is expected to be worth around £350,000 per season.

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The British & Lions ace appeared in Jedburgh Sheriff Court after being arrested on Tuesday for repeatedly contacting Gillian. He spent a night in the cells, where he admitted breaching his bail, and sentencing has been deferred.

Hogg, 32, is set to stand trial later this month after being charged with stalking in Glasgow and Hawick and sending messages of an alarming and distressing nature in Hawick and Devon.

It is alleged that he monitored his wife’s communications, tracked his movements, controlled her family life for seven years and also accused her of infidelity.

He is set to be the best man at his older brother Graham’s wedding this week and has been warned that any more off-field dramas will likely result in him being denied bail and sent to prison.

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Sheriff Kevin McCarron told Hogg, Scotland’s all-time leading try-scorer, that only his clean record saved him from a spell behind bars.

“It is only the fact that you have no previous that will allow me to liberate you. I will set additional conditions for you not to contact Gillian Hogg. No contact means no contact.

“Just to be clear, if there is any repeat of this, it is highly unlikely you will be granted your liberty,” he said.

Hogg is set to start pre-season with Montpellier shortly.

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Dawid 13 days ago

Tabloid stuff from a site owned by world rugby.

Throwing their players under the bus for cheap clicks.

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bob 14 days ago

Let’s leave this gossip for the tabloids.

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colin 15 days ago

Great player, did the business always for Scotland. Sadly after a quick shag with a groupie realises he still loves his wife. Cut the man some slack

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John 16 days ago

can’t beat ppl on the field so…

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David 16 days ago

What an utter a…hole. Someone who has spent his career trying to convince people that he’s world class when, in fact, he is/was never more than average. Vastly overrated (mainly by himself). Put that alongside the fact that he has now been given a ‘new lease of life’ by Montpellier, who themselves are run by someone with far more money than rugby acumen and only squeaked through a play off to stay in Top14. The two are well suited to each other.

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Turlough 16 days ago

“It is only the fact that you have no previous that will allow me to liberate you. I will set additional conditions for you not to contact Gillian Hogg. No contact means no contact.”

No previous? Hogg has used his liberty to continue his domestic abuse to harass his estranged wife something he did for seven years. Also the nature of the threatening/alarming message he sent to his wife must be counted. He doesn’t appear to be stable. Why is his liberty elevated above threats to her well being?

Can Rugby Pass please ensure that this guy is not interviewed or otherwise promoted again?

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