The rugby world will never forget proper rugby legend in Doddie Weir after his six-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease came to an end last year.
Weir, capped 61 times between 1990 and 2000, went on to raise millions through his My Name’5 Doddie foundation following his diagnosis in 2016.
The lock was given an OBE in 2019 for services to rugby, to MND research and to the Borders community.
However, following a number of emotional tributes, many supporters are only now realising that his legal name isn’t really Doddie at all.
A number of articles from non-rugby related publications have used his full name, which is actually ‘George Wilson Weir’
Dod or Doddie is a traditional Scottish nickname, usually a diminutive or tee-name for “George”.
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