Doddie Weir

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George "Doddie" Weir, born 4 July 1970 in Edinburgh, is a Rugby Union player, in the lock position.

George Wilson Weir
Date of birth (1970-07-04) 4 July 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1991–1995
1988–1991
Melrose RFC
Stewarts Melville RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–2005
1995–2002
Borders
Newcastle Falcons
 ?
97
(?)
(35)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1990 - 2000  Scotland 61 (19)

Club career[edit]

George Weir started playing rugby for Stewarts Melville RFC, his former school, in Edinburgh. He studied at the Scottish Agricultural College, gaining an HND, from 1988-1991 . He moved to Melrose RFC in the Borders and was part of the team that won six Scottish club championships. He later moved to England in 1995 to join the Newcastle Falcons and was part of the premiership winning side of 1997-1998. He moved back to Scotland to join the newly reformed Borders team in 2002 where he remained until his retirement from professional rugby.

International career[edit]

Doddie was first capped for Scotland against Argentina in 1990. A mainstay of the team throughout the 1990s he was a recognisable figure around the park and fan favourite of the Murrayfield crowd. An excellent lineout specialist he was selected as part of the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 1997. Whilst on the tour he suffered a horrific knee injury, as a result of foul play, while playing against Mpumalanga Province.

His time in the national side dissipated in later years as Scotland began to blood the next generation of locks, with the likes of Stuart Grimes and eventual Scotland cap record holder Scott Murray coming into the team. His final appearance was in the 6 Nations game Scotland v France at Murrayfield, on March 4, 2000

In all Doddie won 61 Scottish caps scoring 19 points from 4 tries (his first was under the old 4 points). He finished his playing career together with Gary Armstrong at The Borders in 2004.

After Retirement[edit]

He now owns Hutchison, a water waste company.

Doddie occasionally appears on the BBC as part of the half time analysis during Scotland matches.

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