We are the cham­pi­ons

Rutherglen Reformer - - Review of the Year -

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

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