Doddie Weir's three sons pay beautiful tribute to legend during memorial service - Ruck

Doddie Weir’s three sons pay beautiful tribute to legend during memorial service

Doddie Weir’s three sons Hamish, Ben and Angus paid a beautiful tribute to their late father during his memorial Service in Melrose today.

Former Scotland players including John Jeffrey, Rob Wainwright, Gavin Hastings, Kenny Logan and Kelly Brown were among those attending the service

Former Lions boss Ian McGeechan and former England internationals Bill Beaumont and Rob Andrew were also present.

Fly-half Andrew played with Weir during Newcastle Falcons Premiership triumph.

Logan’s wife, TV presenter Gabby Logan, and multiple Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy were also in attendance.

Doddie Weir’s sons reading:

One fan wrote: “Watching the memorial for Doddie Weir. Lovely touch with everyone wearing something tartan, very emotional.”

A second commented: “On leave for a couple days. So I’m able to watch Doddie Weir’s memorial. Such a wonderful man, fantastic rugby player and an outstanding fundraiser to try & find a cure for MND”

Another wrote: “Very moving memorial service for Doddie Weir. Doddie was my favourite rugby player growing up, first because of a shared last name but secondly because I grew up with his giant, tartan suit wearing presence at northumberland county shows.”


Doddie Weir names his dream team:


Gavin Hastings (Scotland): “Consistently outstanding for both Scotland and the Lions. Helped me a lot when the game turned professional.”

Tony Stanger (Scotland): “Probably Scotland’s greatest ever finisher. He was key as we won the 1990 Grand Slam.”

Jonah Lomu (New Zealand): “He took the 1995 World Cup by storm. There were plenty of players who were six foot five and nearly nineteen stone, but none I knew who could run the 100m sprint in 11 seconds.”


Alan Tait (Scotland): “He seemed to have the uncanny ability to always be in the right place at the right time. Then you realised that was because he was pushing opponents into areas where they had no space to work. He was also the tightest man in the world.”

Tana Umaga (New Zealand): “Scored twice against us. Like with Lomu, we really struggled to contain him.”