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Stuart Hogg's parting message to Glasgow on Instagram

Saturday’s PRO14 final loss to Leinster at Celtic Park brought to an end Stuart Hogg’s career with Glasgow Warriors in disappointing fashion.

The full-back is set to join Exeter Chiefs next season, ending a great career with Glasgow which started in 2010. During his time at Scotstoun, he won the PRO12 in 2015 and established himself as one of the best No15s in the world.

However, his final game ended with a 18-15 loss to Leinster, in which he was forced off the field with 15 minutes remaining.

After the loss, the 26-year-old took to Instagram to say: “Tough to put into words how Saturday felt. Gutted for many reasons.”

He was visibly distraught at the end of the game on Saturday, as it was not the ending to his time in Scotland that he deserved. He went on to thank the club and the fans for the opportunity to play for the Warriors.

Hogg spent the remainder of the game on the sideline injured after being taken out in the air by opposing full-back Rob Kearney. The Ireland international received a yellow card for the challenge, something that has caused outrage among fans and pundits with the consensus being that it was a red card.

That match could accurately sum up Hogg’s career so far, as he has had his fair share of injuries. These have included him missing the Test matches in both the 2013 and the 2017 British and Irish Lions tours.

However, like Johnny Sexton is, Hogg is probably at the receiving end of some rough treatment from the opposition whenever he plays.

As he is so crucial to his team, he probably is given a few more late shots than his team-mates. This happened in the Six Nations, where a late hit by Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony forced the full-back off, and ended his tournament prematurely.

Nevertheless, while his Glasgow career did end on a sour note, that does not dampen a great tenure with the club.

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Stuart Hogg's parting message to Glasgow on Instagram