Duncan Weir to make second debut for Glasgow Warriors in Newcastle Falcons match

Duncan Weir will make his second debut for Glasgow Warriors on Friday night after being picked as the starting stand-off for the pre-season friendly against Newcastle Falcons at Scotstoun.

Duncan Weir rejoined Glasgow Warriors in the summer from Worcester Warriors. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS
Duncan Weir rejoined Glasgow Warriors in the summer from Worcester Warriors. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

The popular fly-half rejoined the club in the summer from Worcester Warriors and will partner Sean Kennedy at half-back against the Falcons.

There is also a debut for Sione Tuipulotu who has been selected at outside centre. The Scottish-qualified back, who is comfortable on the wing or in midfield, moved to Glasgow from Japanese club Yamaha Jubilo in the close season.

Hide Ad

Warriors coach Danny Wilson has named 14 players on the bench and all are likely to see action at some point. Included among the substitutes are two Super6 players; the Stirling County winger Logan Trotter and the Ayrshire Bulls prop George Thornton who was released by Glasgow at the end of last season.

Read More
Glasgow Warriors forward Lewis Bean fought the Taliban in Afghanistan and admits...
Hide Ad

The match marks the return of supporters to Scotstoun for the first time since February 2020, although the east and west stands will not be in use due to athletics events taking place at the stadium.

Glasgow Warriors(v Newcastle Falcons, Scotstoun, Friday 7pm)

Hide Ad

15 Ollie Smith; 14 Rufus McLean, 13 Sione Tuipulotu, 12 Stafford McDowall, 11 Ratu Ragive; 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Sean Kennedy; 1 Tom Lambert, 2 Johnny Matthews, 3 Murray McCallum, 4 Lewis Bean, 5 Richie Gray, 6 Kiran McDonald, 7 Rory Darge, 8 Ryan Wilson.

Substitutes: George Thornton, Grant Stewart, Murphy Walker, Rob Harley, Max Williamson, Scott Cummings, Thomas Gordon, Rory Jackson, Jamie Dobie, Ross Thompson, Logan Trotter, Peter Horne, Finlay Callaghan, Cole Forbes.

Hide Ad

A message from the Editor: Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers. If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.



Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.