FIVE years after he left Glasgow, Duncan Weir will complete his return this summer when he moves back from Worcester. The 29-year-old, who left Scotstoun for Edinburgh Rugby back in 2016 before moving on to the English Warriors two years later, will rejoin Danny Wilson’s squad on a “long-term deal”.
Wilson still plans to recruit a stand-off who can fill in immediately for the injured Adam Hastings and Pete Horne, but signing Weir is an important step towards rebuilding the squad for next season given Hastings is leaving for Gloucester.
“It’s massively exciting for me to be coming back to Glasgow Warriors,” Weir told the Glasgow website. “Glasgow is my home and Glasgow Warriors is my boyhood club where it all began. It’s always a massive honour pulling on the jersey and I’m really looking forward to doing it again.
“I’ve had some great chats with Danny. I’m excited to play a part in Glasgow’s future and helping drive the club on to winning more silverware and competing at the top end of the table which we are both hugely passionate about.
“For my family it’s going to be amazing just being so close to home, and the thought of my children growing up in Glasgow was hugely appealing to us when we were weighing up our options.
“I can’t wait to get back out in front of the crowds at Scotstoun. You can’t beat the atmosphere of a game under the Friday night lights.”
Weir made his Glasgow debut way back in 2010, and went on to play more than 100 times for the team in his first spell, the most memorable being his appearance off the bench in the 2015 PRO12 final. He won the first of his 30 Scotland caps to date in 2012 against France, and his most recent cap was against the same opposition last year.
Wilson said: “Duncan is an experienced, solid international 10 who will give us a strong game-management and goal-kicking platform. He’s Glasgow born and bred and someone who we believe will fit seamlessly back into our squad.
“Duncan knows exactly what it means to be a Warrior and is passionate about coming home. His experience will be a real asset to the squad next season – not only will he be a proven top-class operator available for selection, but he’ll be someone that our young backs can work with and learn from.”