After a prolonged spell of attack, Finn Russell made a superb advance and skipper Greig Laidlaw sent a long pass to the right to Huw Jones, who also made good ground forward and passed to Hogg. He had run impressively off the ball and sprinted on through a gap to score.
Hogg was also in the midst of a scuffle in 26 minutes, after Alistair Price had stupidly pushed French stand-off Lopez for not giving him the ball and the number 10 retaliated by pushing him back.
Afterwards, Hogg told the BBC: “It was tough going out there. We chucked it away in the end, I think. Our errors cost us throughout the whole game.
“We got ourselves in a good position for the first try – patience in attack and we got a try from it. But, apart from that, we didn’t look after the ball, didn’t respect it enough, and ultimately that cost us.”
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He added he was “chuffed to bits” to score while becoming the youngest Scot to win 50 caps but added: “At the end of the day, it’s not the result we’re looking for. Our next job is Wales in a couple of weeks’ time, so we have to get ourselves back on the horse and away again.”