Weir’s way in Parma
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.
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