Cameron Redpath has revealed Stuart Hogg’s role in convincing him to commit to Scotland. The 21-year-old son of former Scotland scrum-half Bryan, Redpath represented England at U20 level and was even called into Eddie Jones’ senior squad in 2018.
“Stuart’s been in touch with me over the last few months,” said Redpath. “He presented me with my cap. He’s been a massive influence in Scottish rugby, so it means a lot. I didn’t want to rush into any decision, I wanted to earn my place in Test rugby. But Stuart had been in touch quite a bit, telling me he feels I could play a massive part for us.”
“He had a massive sway on my decision, which was a big thing. The way we play is exciting for us and exciting for the fans,” he added. “That was a massive appeal for me, and it’s really great that it came across at the right time.”
“Ollie’s a good mate of mine, we are good friends; he didn’t talk too much during the game as we have got to be a little bit more professional at the level.” he continued. “We spoke quickly afterwards, he’s a good mate of mine and hopefully he goes well in the rest of the tournament. It couldn’t have been a better first cap for me. Everyone’s buzzing and it’s unreal to be part of it.”