EDINBURGH: Glasgow fly-half Duncan Weir is set to make his first Scotland start after being selected to face Wales in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday by Australian interim coach Scott Johnson.
Weir, whose three previous caps all came as a replacement, impressed after coming off the bench in Scotland’s hard-fought 12-8 win over Ireland last month -- a win that gave the Scots their first back-to-back Six Nations successes in 12 years.
Now he replaces club-mate Ruaridh Jackson, with the return of prop forward Euan Murray -- who missed the Ireland match because he refuses to play on Sundays due to his Christian beliefs -- the only other change to Scotland’s starting line-up.
“It’s a moment I’ll cherish and hopefully I can do the coaches justice for giving me the start,” Weir said yesterday in a Scottish Rugby Union statement. AFP