Wonder Weir can’t save Scots from Boks
Former Cambuslang Rugby Club star Duncan Weir was the Scottish high point in their 34-16 World Cup defeat to South Africa on Saturday.
The 24- year- old made a terrific 80-yard run that led to Tommy Seymour’s try early in the second half.
Schalk Burger piled over the line in the 13th minute for the Springboks and a clever try in the 38th minute from JP Pietersen put them in control.
The Scots’ only first-half score came from a Greig Laidlaw penalty. Seymour’s superb 49th-minute effort, after former Cathkin High School pupil, Weir had burst over the halfway line, evaded two challenges and offloaded to Tim Visser, marked the highlight for Scotland’s afternoon.
South African winger Bryan Habana’s late try applied gloss to the South Africa win and they top Pool B ahead of their final group match against the USA.
Weir and his Scotland teammates now move on to a crucial final group game with Samoa where they need a win to progress to the quarter finals.
After the match, he said: “I take great pride in playing for my country and it was great to get my hands on the ball and have a few good runs.
“The Springboks are one of the best sides in the world and we can take encouragement from the way we put them under pressure for periods.”
Training hard Duncan Weir