Everybody loved the wonderful moment between the crowd, the two teams, and Doddie Weir - Ruck

Everybody loved the wonderful moment between the crowd, the two teams, and Doddie Weir

There wasn’t a dry eye in the stadium as Doddie Weir delivered the match ball at Murrayfield as Scotland prepared to take on the All Blacks.

The former Scotland and Lions second-row was at the game to mark five years since the launch of his charity which raises awareness of motor neurone disease.

Weir was diagnosed with the condition in 2016 and has since raised millions for research into MND.

One watcher tweeted: “Lovely tribute to Doddie Weir by both teams. MND is a heartbreaking disease. Salute his bravery.”


“Oh man, seeing Doddie Weir there has me in tears,” said a second.

A third commented: “That was such a wonderful moment at Murrayfield between the crowd, the two teams, and Doddie Weir,”

“Lovely moment with both Scotland and All Blacks acknowledging Doddie Weir before kick off,” wrote a fourth.


Doddie Weir reveals his five toughest opponents – includes his hero

RUCK takes a look at who legendary Doddie Weir has selected as the toughest opponents from his incredible rugby career.

The former Scotland international, whose charity the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has raised more than £5m for MND research, played with and against some of the best players of all-time.

The ranking you see is made up of players Doddie Weir singled out for praise in his Autobiography, My Name’5 DODDIE.

#5. Scott Quinnell (Wales)

  • Major teams British and Irish Lions, Richmond, Wales
  • Position No. 8
  • All Tests 55

He was a cross-code star of the 1990’s, representing Wales in both Union and League. His Test debut came against Canada in 1993, but it was against France in 1994, as Wales were on their way to the Five Nations title, that he announced himself with a stunning solo try. He retired in 2005 to focus on coaching Llanelli, before later becoming a well-liked television pundit.

Weir said: “I’ve known Scotty for a long time, as a rival, as a fellow tourist, as a pundit, and a lot of hospitality functions. He was the complete player.”

DID YOU KNOW? He is the son of legendary Wales flanker Derek Quinnell