Weir relishing return to Warriors action after injury lay-off

Guinness PRO12 Editor

30 Nov 2012



After two months on the sidelines Duncan Weir admits he is champing at the bit to return to action for Glasgow Warriors.

Weir suffered a knee injury after colliding with a goalpost during a training game of kick-tennis in September, preventing him from adding to the two Scotland caps won earlier this year during the autumn internationals. 

The fly-half’s injury also caused him to miss all but 60 minutes of the six-game winning run which has seen Warriors rise to third in the RaboDirect PRO12 standings.

On top of that, the 21-year-old also watched both Ruaridh Jackson and Scott Wight underline their credentials for the No. 10 jersey in his absence.

But Weir – who is in line to start against Munster on Saturday – admits the renewed competition at stand-off makes it all the more imperative he picks up where he left off at the start of the 2012/13 season.

“I’m just itching to get out there and put in a good performance because I know if I don’t there are two guys clapping on the door,” Weir told The Scotsman.

“I was quite happy with the way I was going in the first three games of the season.

“I’ve added a more attacking mind-set to my game this year with Gregor Townsend coming in, and I was getting comfortable moving on the ball and feeding players off me. 

“It’s been nine weeks on the sidelines and it was a bit frustrating at how it all came about.

“It was a bit of kick-tennis on a Monday morning as a wee warm-up drill, and it was a game of nines verses tens and I wasn’t going to let the nines win.

“One thing led to another and I ended up on the wrong side.”