Jamie Ritchie's brilliant post-match interview, pays tribute to Doddie Weir - Ruck

Jamie Ritchie’s brilliant post-match interview, pays tribute to Doddie Weir

Scotland’s new captain Jamie Ritchie is certainly growing into the role with the flanker paying special tribute to Doddie Weir following the All Blacks clash.

The players and fans were inspired by the presence of Weir at Murrayfield today. The legendary lock presented the match ball five years after launching his foundation, which has raised millions for motor neurone disease research.

Doddie Weir presents match-ball:

Jamie Ritchie interview:

He said: “We’re speaking about being brave, but I don’t think anything defines brave more than Doddie Weir. So we are just proud that we could wear his heart on our back and so proud we could represent him.”

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