Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg thinks about chance to beat All Blacks 'all the time'

The fullback came close to breaking Kiwi hearts in the 22-17 loss to the All Blacks.
The fullback came close to breaking Kiwi hearts in the 22-17 loss to the All Blacks. Photo credit: AAP

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has revealed he still dwelling on his missed chance to score a historic Test win over the All Blacks last November.

With the All Blacks leading 22-17 with seconds remaining Hogg was famously dragged into touch by Beauden Barrett, and knocked the ball on metres from the try line and the match was over.

Hogg was full of emotion knowing that Scotland could have created history by beating the All Blacks for the first time - and still is thinking about what could have been.

"I think about it all the time," he told BBC's Rugby Union Weekly podcast. "As I say it kills me because the number of different times I've looked at it and see what I can do all little bit different.

"It is frustrating me big time especially when you pick up an injury and you can't play and make up for it.

"The main thing is that I'll learn from that and if I'm in the same situation again I can have a better outcome." 

Hogg was very influential for Scotland in the match - and was named man of the match thanks to his accurate kicking and brilliant footwork which troubled the All Blacks defence during the entire match at Murrayfield. 

Stuart Hogg is tackled into touch by Beauden Barrett
Stuart Hogg is tackled into touch by Beauden Barrett Photo credit: Getty Images

Despite that, he still reminisces about the number of missed opportunities Scotland had in the Test against New Zealand.

"[I've watched it] far too many times and every single time I watch it I think back to what could have been if Beauden Barrett hadn't managed to bump me into touch and I could have scored in the corner.

"If I had stepped in earlier and maybe had taken the tackle to set up another phase but I thought I could get there and I'm always one to back myself. It wasn't meant to be but maybe next time."

Hogg has not played any rugby since that Test against the All Blacks after he picked up a hip injury, minutes before Scotland's record win against the Wallabies the following week.

He is set to be fit for the upcoming Six Nations which gets underway next month.

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