Rugby - Hogg enjoys doing talking on the field

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg celebrated a return to form at Murrayfield as a derby destruction saw a dominant Glasgow Warriors claim the 1872 Cup for a fourth successive season.

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Stuart Hogg claims Glasgow were annoyed by Edinburgh's comments in the media before the game

The 20-year-old was at his livewire best as Glasgow beat Edinburgh 21-17 to claim the RaboDirect PRO12 points and retain the 1872 Cup, awarded to the aggregate winners of the derby double header.

Hogg said: "Edinburgh have done a lot of talking in the papers throughout the last two weeks and it's annoyed us at times. We've not reacted to that, we've reacted in our own way. On our day, when we play like that, nobody will stop us. When we get it right we can tear any team apart."

The Warriors should have been out of sight - Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley described the fact his side were within reach of victory as ridiculous - with hooker Dougie Hall having a try curiously ruled out and Hogg dropping a gift after DTH van der Merwe beat five players.

Glasgow are firmly in the play-off mix, but finished with three tries, rather than the deserved four which would have earned a bonus point.

"There's no words to describe it," added Hogg of his fumble. "It was really disappointing and come the end of the season that could come back to bite me. Fingers crossed that will not be the case. I'm thinking about that more than the rest of my performance. I was really pleased with my performance. It was good to be back in the 15 jersey."

Edinburgh wing Tim Visser again showed his value with a late score which cut the deficit to four points, but was left frustrated despite equalling Tommy Bowe's RaboDirect PRO12 record of 48 tries.

"We're forced to start playing late in games because we can't put anything together before that. That is frustrating," Visser said.

"These games were a big target for us, not only in trying to win the 1872 Cup, which I've never done, but more importantly in league points. It could've defined our season. We're now in a position where we have to look at ourselves as a team and the performances we put together."

On his 11th try of the season, Visser said: "If the scoreline would've been different it would've been a memorable occasion for me. It's just overshadowed by our losses at the moment. I'd rather win games than score tries any time."

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