Duncan Weir signs Glasgow Warriors contract extension

Veteran stand-off is now committed to the club until at least the summer of 2026

Duncan Weir in action for Glasgow Warriors earlier this season. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Duncan Weir in action for Glasgow Warriors earlier this season. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

DUNCAN WEIR has put pen to paper on a contract extension which will keep him at Glasgow Warriors until at las the summer of 2026. The 33-year-old will compete against returning Adam Hastings, Tom Jordan and exciting prospect Richie Simpson for the club’s No 10 jersey next season and beyond. 

Only Dan Parks and Tommy Hayes have scored more points in Glasgow colours than Weir, the fly-half having recently past the 900-point mark, and his next appearance will be his 150th for the club.

“This club was my boyhood club, and it’s a privilege every time I’m asked to pull on the shirt,” said Weir, who started his rugby journey at Cambuslang RFC.


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“I’ve really enjoyed being a part of this group this season and being more involved in the matchday squads, and I want to keep driving this team forwards and towards the top of the standings. We want to keep pushing for silverware and I’m looking forward to trying to achieve that at Scotstoun.

“There’s maybe a few more eyes on you when you get to my age – everyone’s trying to see if you’re slowing down! That definitely gives me a bit of a chip in my shoulder that I use to try keep up with the young bucks! Being one of the older heads is a role I enjoy, though – I know I’ve got a lot of experience over my 14 years of professional rugby and I want to share that to help those around me develop.

“I want to keep developing personally, too – I still feel like I’ve got areas in which I can learn from everyone here, and if I can do that while helping to drive standards then I’m more than happy to do so.

“I’ve also got almost every t-shirt in the wardrobe from my career to date – from everything going well, to injury, to non-selection, to everything else! I’m more than willing to share that experience with anyone and be a sounding board for whatever they need, and I can’t wait to keep on contributing to push this club in the right direction.”

Head coach Franco Smith added: ““Duncan has been an excellent servant to this club, and he acts as an outstanding mentor to our young players.

“We value the experience he brings to our environment, and we believe that it is important to pass this experience on to the next generation.

“He has an important role to play within our squad that Duncan understands, and it’s exciting to have him involved with our group, both as a player and as an influence on our younger players coming through.”


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8 Comments

  1. It really depends on how Weir is used. Hopefully, Hastings will play himself back into national team contention so could be absent for significant periods and Jordan is more a 12 who can cover 10, which leaves a very raw Simpson, who surely could do with a wise/experienced head to help nurture him. So wee Dunc would mainly be a backup and while he has a reputation for being a bit limited, he has a tendency to surprise. Remember his break vs the Saffers in 2015 and he had a resurgence when playing for Edinburgh a few seasons back; that squad lost Dunc, S Hildalgo-Clyne (remember him?) and Scott at the same time and I think Edinburgh suffered as a result. So yes, not a huge game-changing signing but a solid, sensible move by the Warriors IMHO, which I’m sure others will disagree with!!

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    • Hastings is not good enough for Glasgow let alone Scotland and will be having nightmares about Eben Etzebeth. Bath were happy to let him go as were Gloucester and another scurrying back for an inflated SARU wage packet that he would not get anywhere else. No wonder professional rugby is breaking the SRU bank paying top dollar to imports and average SQ players.

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  2. Folk knock Duncan Weir and for sure he has limitations. He lies too deep and was never a standout for Scotland. But equally he has a calm head and bags of experience to pass on to Simpson and others. The kind which landed Glasgow that extra point at Loftus with the final kick of the game. Something I wouldn’t have backed any other player currently at the club to do from that range and in those circumstances.

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  3. Delighted with this news, his experience and quality will be much needed and he continues to roll back the years with every performance.

    A very astute bit of business, Weir won’t let anyone down

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  4. I’m all for senior players being there for the benefit of the academy, but if Glasgow want to be taken seriously they can’t keep signing ex players or paying a healthy wage to players that are simply past their best. Warriors need to be showing ambition and having Dunc as a potential back up to Hastings is just not the quality required.

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    • The fact is that Hastings and Jordan will likely be away with Scotland next season – leaving Simpson alone to handle things if Weir is not their.

      Weir is an solid club player at this point – but he had gotten us the wins needed during the international period the past few seasons to keep Glasgow as top of the table.

      Not every player is going to be an exciting signing, but they all play a part.

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      • AngryGala, that’s the point, Glasgow aren’t making top signings, they are making signings like Sutherland who couldn’t get a contract at a top club, they signed Hastings who was good but not great for Glasgow or Gloucester while the top teams in the league are properly strengthening for a fight on two fronts next season. The budget is supposed to be decent but Glasgow haven’t made a statement signing for years and will continue to fill their books with journeymen and players that aren’t getting a gig at a proper top team all the while charging a fortune for tickets and ridiculous prices on match day for food etc.

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