Duncan Weir set for second Glasgow debut against Newcastle

Stirling County winger Logan Trotter called into squad after some impressive Super6 outings

Image: Craig Watson
Duncan Weir is set to start for Glasgow against Newcastle. Image: Craig Watson.

DUNCAN Weir will make his first appearance in five years for Glasgow tomorrow when he takes the field for the Scotstoun friendly against Newcastle Falcons. The stand-off – back with the Warriors after spells with Edinburgh and Worcester – is part of a 29-man squad for the game, which will see spectators back at Scotstoun for the first time in 19 months.

Weir is one of four summer signings in Danny Wilson‘s starting line-up, the others being forwards Murray McCallum and Lewis Bean, and centre Sione Tuipolutu. The bench includes winger Logan Trotter, called up from Stirling County after some impressive displays in Super6, and former Warriors prop George Thornton, who has been drafted back from the Ayrshire Bulls.

“Tomorrow gives us the first opportunity to give our guys meaningful game time and to test out a number of combinations ahead of the start of the new season,” head coach Wilson said. “We’ve named a blended squad which will offer us the chance to see a variety of players including a number of our new signings, academy players and some Super6 talent. We’re looking forward to welcoming fans back to Scotstoun and the challenge that Newcastle will bring tomorrow evening.”

 

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Glasgow Warriors (v Newcastle Falcons at Scotstoun, Friday 7pm): Ollie Smith; Rufus McLean, Sione Tuipulotu, Stafford McDowall, Ratu Tagive; Duncan Weir, Sean Kennedy; Tom Lambert, Johnny Matthews, Murray McCallum, Lewis Bean, Richie Gray, Kiran McDonald, Rory Darge, Ryan Wilson. Substitutes from: George Thornton, Grant Stewart, Murphy Walker, Rob Harley, Max Williamson, Scott Cummings, Thomas Gordon, Rory Jackson; Jamie Dobie, Ross Thompson, Logan Trotter, Pete Horne, Finlay Callaghan, Cole Forbes.

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2 Comments

  1. It’s pre season so its about getting everyone game time and up to some degree of match fitness. First game especially, you can’t read too much into the team selection but you hope those selected do put their hands up fir future selection once the real action starts

  2. No Fraser Brown no George Horne? Are they (still) injured? I hope Duncan starting is not a sign of the times for Ross Thompson. And Sean Kennedy? OK its pre-season… so we are experimenting/giving guys a chance to hold their hands up…

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