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Stuart Hogg can be becoming a member of a “Scottish-type” membership and would earn “loads attacking alternatives” if he strikes to Exeter Chiefs, says Alan Tait.

The Premiership aspect are understood to be favourites to signal the out-of-contract Glasgow full-back.

Hogg, 26, has attracted curiosity from a number of golf equipment in England and France, whereas Warriors are wanting to retain him.

“If he joins Exeter, he is picked a staff the place they do play rugby,” former Scotland centre Tait advised BBC Scotland.

“He isn’t going to one of many groups that simply play discipline place and look to the forwards. Exeter have all the time been a great rugby-playing staff and he’ll get loads alternatives in that back-three.”

Rob Baxter guided Chiefs to promotion in 2009, and to their first top-tier title eight years later. They topped the Premiership by eight factors final time period however misplaced the ultimate to Saracens.

Tait, who spent three years in control of Newcastle Falcons, believes Baxter could have recognized Hogg as an apparent recruit for his fashion of play.

He added: “I am fairly positive he is appeared and Hoggy and thought, ‘proper, he is probably the greatest attacking gamers on this planet’. It is a membership I actually assume he’ll do properly at, if he has chosen them.”

‘Some guys may deal with France’

Hawick native Hogg pledged to put family first when deciding the place to play his rugby subsequent season.

Scottish Rugby are believed to have put a verbal contract supply to their star again, who has spent his whole skilled profession at Scotstoun.

Montpellier, coached by former Scotland boss Vern Cotter, are amongst three Prime 14 groups who’ve expressed curiosity in bringing the two-time British and Irish Lion to France.

“Some guys I feel may deal with France and go over there and be fairly joyful,” Tait added.

“Hoggy’s received household, he possibly does not fancy the French way of life, he simply desires to go all the way down to a quieter a part of the world in Exeter. That is what you have to weigh up – the place you reside, the hustle and bustle.

“Exeter play with a fast tempo, they search for scrum-halves that may get to the breakdown shortly. They construct themselves round actually match, continuous gamers, a bit just like the Scottish mould.

“I feel Hoggy could have checked out that and thought, yeah, I like this, and that can possibly swing his determination.”

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