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Rugby Union: Keep on smiling - Hogg.



ALLISTER Hogg Allister Hogg (born 20 January 1983, in Stirling, Scotland) plays rugby union at either flanker or number eight for Edinburgh Gunners and Scotland, and makes a formidable partnership with Simon Taylor at both club and country level.  has urged his Scotland team-mates to keep on smiling despite the huge challenge they face against England tomorrow.

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 6 Nations campaign, having lost all three matches played so far by an average of 19 points per game.

However, Hogg hogg

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 is a firm believer in always looking on the bright side.

"Everything does seem a bit harder when the results are going against you, but you've got to keep being positive or you are never going to improve things," said the happy-go-lucky flanker.

"The challenges keep getting bigger - England at home is a massive occasion - but you play international rugby because you want to test yourself against the best players and the biggest teams.

"We want to give the fans something to cheer about, and we want to do it for ourselves as well. We want to go out and prove we are a good rugby team by playing quality rugby."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 7, 2008
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