Weir to return to Glasgow
Scotland fly-half Duncan Weir will return to his first professional club this summer, after putting pen to paper on a long-term deal with Glasgow Warriors.
It marks a
homecoming for the 29-year-old, who first pulled on a Glasgow jersey from the
bench against Leinster in April 2010.
Tell the world.
Parks and Tommy Hayes have scored more than Weir’s 765 points for the Warriors,
whilst the fly-half’s tally of 107 appearances sees him sit proudly amongst the
illustrious list of club centurions.
2011/12 campaign saw him named in the then-RaboDirect PRO12’s Dream Team,
scoring 198 points to help the Warriors to the semi-finals.
contribution to the club was also invaluable in the unforgettable Guinness
PRO12 title-winning campaign in 2014/15, coming off the bench to slot a penalty
from 40 metres in the 31-13 win over Munster in Belfast.
appearance at Scotstoun prior to joining Edinburgh in 2016 involved a flawless
kicking display that saw Weir record 10 conversions from 10 attempts in a 70-10
win over Zebre, with the fly-half also crossing for a try in front of a
rapturous East Stand.
stint at Worcester Warriors followed in 2018 and saw the fly-half quickly
become a cult hero with the Sixways faithful, notching over 400 points for the
became the first-choice fly-half at the English Premiership club, as his game
management proved critical to the Warriors’ gameplan.
career has included being one of only two players to amass over 200 English
Premiership points in 2018/19, joining England fly-half George Ford in the exclusive
to his exploits on the pitch, Weir’s keen support of Acorns Children’s Hospice
saw him raise over £16,000 by growing his unmistakable afro at the end of 2020.
to date has also seen the fly-half represent his country with distinction,
registering 80 points from 30 Scotland appearances.
match-winning drop goal against Italy in 2014 and selection for the 2015 Rugby
World Cup are just two of his highlights from the international stage, his club
form for Worcester also earning him a recall to the squad ahead of the
inaugural Autumn Nations Cup.
massively exciting for me to be coming back to Glasgow Warriors,” Weir told
my home and Glasgow Warriors is my boyhood club where it all began. It’s always
a massive honour pulling on the jersey and I’m really looking forward to doing
some great chats with Danny. I’m excited to play a part in Glasgow’s future and
helping drive the club on to winning more silverware and competing at the top
end of the table which we are both hugely passionate about.
family it’s going to be amazing just to being so close to home and the thought
of my children growing up in Glasgow was hugely appealing to us when we were
weighing up our options.
wait to get back out in front of the crowds at Scotstoun. You can’t beat the
atmosphere of a game under the Friday night lights.”
Warriors Head Coach Danny Wilson added: “Duncan is an experienced solid
international ten who will give us a strong game management and goal kicking
Glasgow born and bred and someone who we believe will fit seamlessly back into
knows exactly what it means to be a Warrior and is passionate about coming
experience will be a real asset to the squad next season – not only will he be
a proven top-class operator available for selection, but he’ll be someone that
our young backs can work with and learn from.”