Weir wants chance to upset the Wallabies
Former Cambuslang Rugby Club star Duncan Weir is eyeing a spot in Scotland’s starting line-up for the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
The 24 year-old (below) was left out of the team that defeated Samoa 36-33 on Saturday but will be desperate to face Australia this weekend.
Scotland Captain Greig Laidlaw scored the decisive try in the final seven minutes, though the Scots had to cling on following Samoa’s Motu Matu’u’s late score.
The Dark Blues trailed by three points at half time after tries from Ma’atulimanu Leiataua, Reynold Lee-Lo and Tusi Pisi, who also kicked the points to give them a 26-23 advantage despite scores from Tommy Seymour and John Hardie.
Scotland also had Ryan Wilson sin-binned in the first half for stamping but some heroic second half kicking and a try from Laidlaw earned the Scots a much needed win.
Weir, a former Cathkin High School pupil, has proven to be a spark in Vern Cotter’s side in previous games and was held in high regard for his try against the USA.
Australia beat the Welsh 15-6 at Twickenham on Saturday and will now face Vern Cotter’s Pool B runnersup, with South Africa having already won the section.