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Scottish morale might have dangled slightly after it was announced that Tommy Seymour had been forced to withdraw from Stevie Gemmell's side through injury.
However, it's no disappointing feat when a nation can call upon Stuart Hogg as a replacement, whose name needs no introduction ahead of a home Commonwealth Games.
The Glasgow Warriors and British & Irish Lions star was named by BBC Sport as the man to fill in for Seymour, with Gemmell saying:
It is disappointing to lose Tommy. However, I'm delighted to be able to bring in a player of Stuart Hogg's calibre. Stuart is somebody who has shown at every level of his XVs career what he is capable of.
He is a player who excites fans and he has shown time and time again he can contribute significantly in both attack and defence. Though he has not yet played international sevens, he comes from a background in the Borders that has been heavily influenced by the abbreviated game.
His game understanding, along with the skills he has developed as a professional, will prove a strong addition to our existing playing group.
Having featured for Scotland's senior team on 24 occasions and helped the Warriors to a RaboDirect Pro12 final this season, Hogg is a tremendous athlete for his side to bring in.
And with that being the case, his deft touch with the boot and ability to transition swiftly from defence into attack should mean that the lack of Sevens familiarity will only be an issue for so long, if at all.