End of the World Cup adventure for Duncan
Former Cambuslang Rugby star Duncan Weir’s Rugby World Cup dream ended in controversial circumstances on Sunday.
Referee Craig Joubert ran off the pitch straight after blowing the final whistle in Scotland’s 35-34 loss to Australia.
Scotland were leading by a point when Jon Welsh was ruled deliberately offside in the 78th minute for playing the ball after a knock-on by a team-mate.
Joubert awarded the penalty, which outside-half Bernard Foley kicked to win the game, but many observers reckon the Wallabies should have been awarded a scrum instead because Nick Phipps, had touched the ball.
Weir, a former Cathkin High School pupil, scored a try in Scotland’s 39-16 win over the USA . He was also held in high regard after he kicked a penalty and made an 80-yard run that set up Tommy Seymour’s try in their 34-16 loss to South Africa in the group stages.
After defeating the Scots, Australia advance to the last four to play Argentina. South Africa will play New Zealand in the other semi -final.