We are the champions
Two former Cambuslang Rugby Club players helped Glasgow Warriors lift their first piece of silverware in May this year.
Ex-Cathkin High pupil Duncan Weir came off the bench to slot over a penalty, while Jonny Gray, who grew up in King’s Park, played the full 80 minutes, as the Warriors defeated Munster 13-31 at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast to lift the Guinness Pro 12 trophy.
The pair played their part as a Scottish club won their first trophy in the professional rugby age, with Gregor Townsend’s men enjoying success in the annual competition involving the 12 professional sides from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
Speaking to the Reformer, a delighted Duncan said:“It was a bit strange to wake up and call ourselves champions.
“Over the last couple of years under Gregor, we’ve put in a lot of hard work, and it’s just great we’ve got something to show for it now.
“Last year, we were so close when we got to the final, and it wasn’t a good experience when we lost it. To go one better this year feels very special.
“It’s a great feeling to be part of that team, and making a bit of history for the club.”
Playing his part after coming on for the last 14 minutes of the game was a welcome relief for Duncan, who missed the Six Nations campaign earlier this year with an arm injury.
Duncan was particularly happy with another success this season, as his old club Cambuslang won promotion from BT West League Two.
He said:“Both clubs have really grown over the season, and it’s been great to see Glasgow and Cambuslang both doing the business on the field.”
Dynamic duo Jonny and Duncan with the trophy