Duncan Weir

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Duncan Weir
Duncan Weir 2016.jpg
Full name Duncan Weir
Date of birth (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Rutherglen, Scotland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 92.8 kg (14 st 9 lb)
School Cathkin High School
University Cumbernauld College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team Edinburgh
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Cambuslang RFC
Glasgow Hawks
Correct as of 16:39, 06 Sept 2010 (GMT)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
Edinburgh Rugby
Correct as of 3 September 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– Scotland 27 (57)
Correct as of 18 March 2017

Duncan Weir (born 10 May 1991) is a Scottish rugby union rugby player He plays professional rugby for Edinburgh rugby at fly-half. He was named in the Pro12 Dream Team at the end of the 2011/12 season. In Summer 2016 he left Glasgow warriors to move to Edinburgh Rugby.[1]

Early life[edit]

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

Rugby career[edit]

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]


External links[edit]

  • profile on Edinburgh Rugby website