Weir’s way in Parma

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Mur­ray Spooner

Cam­bus­lang man Dun­can Weir ex­celled with the boot as Ed­in­burgh snapped a three-game los­ing streak in the Guin­ness PRO12 with a 24-19 win at Ze­bre on New Year’s Eve.

The for­mer Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club fly-half, who has re­cov­ered from a frac­tured jaw, con­verted the first of his four suc­cess­ful penal­ties in the 14th minute be­fore Ze­bre then took the lead.

Weir had closed the gap be­fore the half hour with an­other penalty and, head­ing into the break, Chris Dean re­stored Ed­in­burgh’s ad­van­tage with a score in the cor­ner that the for­mer Cathkin High pupil con­verted from wide.

Will Helu won a footrace to ex­tend the lead when play re­sumed in Parma, al­though Weir missed the con­ver­sion, and Ze­bre’s re­sponse was to grab a try in the 61st minute.

The hosts failed to add the ex­tras, how­ever, and backto-back penal­ties from Weir gave Ed­in­burgh a 12-point cush­ion head­ing into the fi­nal five min­utes.

Kick king Dun­can Weir

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