Dun­can back in fold with Scot­land

Rutherglen Reformer - - Rugby - Mur­ray Spooner

Cam­bus­lang man Dun­can Weir has been named in the 37-man Scot­land squad for the RBS Six Na­tions.

The 25-year-old Ed­in­burgh player will be part of coach Vern Cot­ter’s side for the up­com­ing matches start­ing against Ire­land at BT Mur­ray­field on Fe­bru­ary 4.

Dun­can, who is re­turn­ing to the Scot­land set-up af­ter miss­ing the Novem­ber se­ries, will be fight­ing it out for a place in the start­ing 15 with for­mer Glas­gow team­mate Finn Rus­sell for the stand­off jersey.

Coach Cot­ter, said: “It’s a well bal­anced and ex­cit­ing group who have played a lot of rugby to­gether, know each other well and are am­bi­tious to do well in a Scot­land jersey.

“I think if we get our mind set right we can be com­pet­i­tive and push for wins in ev­ery game in this cam­paign.”

He added: “When you look down the list of names from Greig Laid­law as cap­tain, you see a solid loock­ing group that’s been to­gether for a while.

“Dun­can Weir re­turns along­side Finn [ Rus­sell] who’ll be work­ing to run games, with set­tled back three op­tions avail­able to us once again.”

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