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Duncan Weir (born 10 May 1991) is a Scottish rugby union rugby player. He plays professional rugby for Gallagher Premiership Rugby side Worcester Warriors at fly-half. He was named in the Pro12 Dream Team at the end of the 2011/12 season before moving in the Summer of 2016 from Glasgow Warriors to rivals Edinburgh Rugby.[1] Weir signed for English side Worcester Warriors for the 2018/19 campaign.

Duncan Weir
Duncan Weir 2016.jpg
Birth nameDuncan Weir
Date of birth (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthRutherglen, Scotland
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight92.8 kg (14 st 9 lb)
SchoolCathkin High School
UniversityCumbernauld College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team Worcester Warriors
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Cambuslang RFC
Glasgow Hawks
()
Correct as of 06 September 2010
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2016
2016–2018
2018–
Glasgow Warriors
Edinburgh Rugby
Worcester Warriors
108
34
22
(765)
(231)
(204)
Correct as of 05 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– Scotland 27 (57)
Correct as of 18 March 2017

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Early lifeEdit

Weir was educated at Cathkin High School.[2] He played for Cambuslang RFC.[3]

Rugby careerEdit

Weir was reserve Fly-Half for Scotland's 2013 Six Nations campaign but with Scotland failing to score tries, Weir's Glasgow teammate Ruaridh Jackson was dropped and Weir stepped in. He started Scotland's final two games in the Championship which Scotland finished in third place.

Aged 22 and having recovered from a broken leg, Weir was starting Fly-half for Scotland's 2014 Six Nations having impressed in Glasgow's successful season. He scored a last minute Drop-goal to beat Italy in Rome for the first time since 2006. In March 2014, Weir signed a new two-year contract with Glasgow. Glasgow coach and former Scotland Fly-half Gregor Townsend said

"We are delighted that Duncan has committed to the club for the next two seasons and this is really good news for us and for Scottish rugby. He has made a great return from injury this season and has been a consistent performer for the club and for Scotland during this year’s RBS 6 Nations. His drop-goal to win the Italy game was top drawer and he has shown that he can operate at the highest level of the game. Duncan works hard at getting better every day at training and he’s made great strides in both the technical and tactical side of playing at stand-off. His ability to lead the attack is beginning to become a real strength of his game. He has a big role to play at the club over the next couple of years."[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/rugby/duncan-weir-to-move-east-from-glasgow-to-edinburgh-in-the-summer-34391508.html
  2. ^ Turnbull, Simon (6 March 2013). "Six Nations: Duncan Weir happy he put Scotland over Celtic". The Independent. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ Ferguson, David (26 February 2014). "Duncan Weir happy to be Glasgow's flag-bearer". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Glasgow: Duncan Weir signs, Jackson set to exit". The Scotsman. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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