Hogg on track for Scotland

International
AAP
by AAP

Influential fullback Stuart Hogg hopes to return shortly from a hip injury giving Scotland a boost ahead of next month's Six Nations championship.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury in the warm-up ahead of Scotland's huge 53-24 victory over the touring Australians in November at Murrayfield.

"Hopefully I'll be back on the pitch in the next couple of weeks and ready to rock and roll again," said Hogg, who has 55 Scotland caps, in an interview with BBC Radio 5.

"In the warm-up, I kicked the ball and I felt as if somebody had stabbed me in my hip.

"It was a bit frustrating because I was just coming back from a long-term shoulder injury and had to start back at square one."

Hogg also missed all three of British and Irish Lions' Tests against New Zealand last year after suffering a facial fracture against the Canterbury Crusaders and then had a shoulder complaint.

Scotland kick-off their Six Nations campaign against Wales in Cardiff on February 3.

FIXTURES

Six Nations 2018 

Round one 

Saturday February 3 

Wales vs Scotland, Millennium Stadium, 2:15pm local, Sunday 1:15am AEDT

France vs Ireland, Stade de France, 4:45pm local, Sunday 2:45am AEDT

Sunday February 4 

Italy vs England, Stadio Olimpico, 3pm local, Monday 1am AEDT

Round two 

Saturday February 10

Ireland vs Italy, Aviva Stadium, 2:15om local, Sunday 1:15am AEDT 

England vs Wales, Twickenham, 4:45pm local, Sunday 3:45am AEDT

Sunday February 11 

Scotland vs France, Murrayfield Stadium, 3pm local, Monday 2am AEDT

Round three 

Friday February 23

France vs Italy, Stade de France, 8pm local, Saturday 6am AEDT

Saturday February 24 

Ireland vs Wales, Aviva Stadium, 2:15pm local, Sunday 1:15am AEDT

Scotland vs England, Murrayfield Stadium, 4:45pm local, Sunday 3:45am AEDT

Round four 

Saturday March 10 

Ireland vs Scotland, Aviva Stadium, 2:15pm local, Sunday 1:15am AEDT

France vs England, Stade de France, 4:45pm local, Sunday 3:45am AEDT

Sunday March 11 

Wales vs Italy, Millennium Stadium, 3pm local, Monday 2am AEDT

Round five 

Saturday March 17 

Italy vs Scotland, Stadio Olimpico, 12:30pm local, 10:30pm AEDT

England vs Ireland, Twickenham, 2:45pm local, Sunday 1:45am AEDT

Wales vs France, Millennium Stadium, 5pm local, Sunday 4am AEDT