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Stuart Hogg has been appointed as the new Scotland rugby captain for the Guinness Six Nations, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.

The Exeter full-back takes over from Stuart McInally, who led the team out during last year’s disappointing World Cup campaign.

With 71 caps, the two-time British and Irish Lion is the most experienced player in the 38-man squad named by Gregor Townsend for this year’s championship, which start for Scotland with a trip to Dublin on February 1.

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McInally was given the armband ahead of former skippers Greig Laidlaw and John Barclay as the team flew out to Japan.

But the Edinburgh hooker had a disappointing tournament and was left out of the starting line-up as the Dark Blues saw their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals evaporate with defeat to the hosts in their final pool match.

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