Scotland quartet win European Champions Cup

Scotland quartet win European Champions Cup

Scotland internationals, Stuart Hogg, Jonny Gray, Sam Skinner and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne were all part of the Exeter Chiefs side, which won the European Champions Cup on Saturday evening.

In one of the all-time classic European finals, Exeter beat Finn Russel's Racing 92 31-27 at Ashton Gate.

Scotland captain Stuart Hogg – who was nominated for EPCR European Player of the Year – admitted that it was a boyhood dream to win Europe’s elite club competition.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard for this,” said the Scottish international. “Not just this season but the boys that have been here for ten years when they were in the Championship.

“This club has been growing ever since and we are delighted with that. For me, I’m just a boy living a dream.

“I’ve had the opportunity to come here and express myself and I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun this season and I think you can see that in the way I have been performing.

“It’s a pleasure to be part of this team and to lift a European trophy is starting to sink in now.

“The boys are absolutely buzzing with that because it’s been a long, long time so we’re going to enjoy this one.

“We come here and work incredibly hard to get the best out of ourselves and the team. We challenge each other and I think you can see that in our performances and that’s why we enjoy these wins so much."

Hogg, along with Gray and Skinner have been named in Gregor Townsend's Scotland squad for the upcoming international matches.

Scotland play Georgia at BT Murrayfield on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm, live on ITV4) and then travel to play Wales in the Guinness Six Nations, before the start of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup.

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