Doddie Weir Cup

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Doddie Weir Cup
SportRugby union
Instituted2018
Number of teams2
Country Scotland
 Wales
Holders Wales (2019)
Most titles Wales (2 titles)

The Doddie Weir Cup (Welsh: Cwpan Doddie Weir[1]) was established as a perpetual rugby union trophy between Scotland and Wales in 2018. The cup was created to bring awareness to motor neurone disease. Former Scotland international lock Doddie Weir was diagnosed with illness and the cup was named in his honour.

Wales won 21–10 in the inaugural match in Cardiff in November 2018[2] and are the current holders, having won 18–11 in the teams' meeting in Edinburgh during the 2019 Six Nations Championship.[3]

Design[edit]

The cup was commissioned jointly by the SRU and WRU and designed by the Edinburgh silversmiths Hamilton and Inches.[4]

Doddie Weir said of the trophy that the silversmiths "have done an absolutely fantastic job in making it with some big handles to emulate my massive ears!".[5]

Charity[edit]

Weir set up a charity called My Name'5 Doddie Foundation to help fund treatments for motor neurone disease.[6]

Neither the Welsh Rugby Union nor the Scottish Rugby Union originally intended to contribute any of the gate receipts from the inaugural match to the charity,[7] but pressure from fans and in the media resulted in them eventually donating a six-figure sum.[8]

Summary[edit]

Details Played Won by
 Scotland
Won by
 Wales
Drawn Scotland points Wales points
In Scotland 1 0 1 0 11 18
In Wales 1 0 1 0 10 21
Overall 2 0 2 0 21 39

Results[edit]

Year Date Venue Home Score Away Winner
2018 3 November Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Wales  21–10  Scotland  Wales
2019 9 March Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Scotland  11–18  Wales  Wales

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/cymrufyw/46019759
  2. ^ Griffiths, Gareth (3 November 2018). "Autumn Internationals: Wales 21-10 Scotland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ English, Tom (9 March 2019). "Scotland 11-18 Wales: Six Nations title in sight for Gatland's men". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Doddie Weir Cup Design - H&I Life - News From Hamilton & Inches". 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ "SRU and WRU have let the sport down, but Doddie Weir Cup is still well worth celebrating". 28 October 2018.
  6. ^ Horne, Marc (27 October 2018). "Doddie Weir's charity will get no money from tribute match" – via thetimes.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Doddie Weir Cup: Scottish Rugby defends decision not to donate to MND charity". BBC Sport. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Doddie Weir: Scottish and Welsh unions to make donation to former player's charity". BBC Sport. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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