Dun­can makes world cup squad

Rutherglen Reformer - - RUTHERGLEN REFORMER - Jonathan Ged­des

Cam­bus­lang lad Dun­can Weir has earned a place in Scot­land’s rugby World Cup squad.

The for­mer Cathkin High pupil and Cam­bus­lang Rugby club player was one of two fly-halves se­lected in Vern Cotter’s party for the tour­na­ment, which takes place in Eng­land and Wales later this month.

He’ll now join the team for fix­tures against Ja­pan, the USA, Samoa and two-time world cham­pi­ons South Africa, with the first con­test tak­ing place against the Ja­panese in Glouces­ter on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 23.

The call-up caps Dun­can’s come­back from in­jury, af­ter he missed the Six Na­tions tour­na­ment ear­lier this year through a hand in­jury.

He’ll con­tend with his Glas­gow War­riors club mate Finn Rus­sell for a place in the Scot­tish side.

Dun­can’s been capped 18 times for his coun­try, while he re­cov­ered from in­jury enough to take part in Glas­gow War­riors suc­cess­ful surge to the Rabo Di­rect Pro 12 ti­tle in May.

There was no place in the fi­nal party for Castlemilk man and for­mer King’s Park sec­ondary pupil Rory Hughes.

Call up

Dun­can Weir

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