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Rugby fans have discovered Doddie Weir’s only Six Nations try, it’s great

As we continue to celebrate the life of the late great Doddie Weir, we take a look back at one of his best (only) tries fro Scotland.

The former lock won 61 caps, scoring four tries with three of those coming at Rugby World Cup’s.

Weir scored just once in the Five/Six Nations – this try against Ireland in the course of a powerful Scotland victory in Edinburgh – and he beat four would-be Irish tacklers in doing so!

One fan commented: “God I miss Bill McLaren’s commentary,”

Another said: “I’m English and I don’t really like rugby. Just here to hear Bill McLaren say Doddy Weir. RIP both.”

A third wrote: “What a finish from the big man, he was some player”

“He’d walk into the Scotland XV today,” commented a fourth.

Doddie Weir try:


A campaign to rename a stand at Murrayfield after Doddie Weir have set themselves the target of collecting more than 67,000 signatures – one for every seat inside the home of Scottish Rugby.

Weir, who passed away over the weekend, 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.

Murrayfield North (for) Doddie – or MND for short – is one of the suggestions being put forward in recognition of the 61-times capped star’s efforts to improve the lives of those with Motor Neurone Disease.

And the petition has already attracted more than 8,000 signatures.

Murray told Radio Borders: “We’ve had a lot of support from the rugby community. The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast redid the artwork for me and they’ve put up on their socials, with (former England players) James Haskell and Mike Tindall, who’s just come out the (I’m a Celebrity) jungle sharing it. 

“People have left lovely comments on the petition – saying this would be a big thank you for all he’s done for rugby and MND, and will keep him in our thoughts. 

“Initially, we never even thought of a target; but we’re now at 8,000 signatures, so I think if we aim for the capacity of Murrayfield, which is 67,144 – that would be a fitting tribute.”

You can add your support by signing the petition here:

Doddie Weir tributes:

Bill Beaumont tweeted: “Today, the rugby family mourns one of its most inspirational members. Doddie Weir was a force of nature on and off the rugby field and a role model to all.”

Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson wrote: “RIP Doddie Weir .. fought till the end! Raised so much awareness for MND .. thoughts are with the Weir family at this sad time.”

Former England hooker Brian Moore wrote: “Very sorry to hear about the death of Doddie Weir. An outstanding man in every sense and one who will be sorely missed. RIP Big Man.”

Scott Hastings said: “We lost the most lovable man in the world today! DODDIE WEIR we will honour your legacy & find a cure for MND”

Rugby league club Leeds Rhino’s wrote: “It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the passing of Rugby Union star and MND campaigner Doddie Weir OBE. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends and this extremely sad time, rest in peace Doddie”

Former Scotland teammate Scott Hastings wrote: “We lost the most lovable man in the world today! DODDIE WEIR we will honour your legacy & find a cure for MND”

Sir Kenny Dalglish wrote: “Very sad to hear the news about Doddie Weir. He led my example, inspiring so many others with MND and made great strides towards treatment and ultimately finding a cure for the disease. He leaves behind an incredible legacy. Our sympathy goes to his wife and 3 boys. RIP Doddie”

TV Presenter Dan Walker commented: “I hope his family never forget how much he was loved.”

Former Scotland, Lions and Newcastle teammate Alan Tait wrote: “Totally gutted what a man and a friend , some found memories . Miss you big man”

Austin Healey said: “So sad to hear of the passing of the great @DoddieWeir5 one of a kind will be missed by the whole rugby world x”

Gavin Hastings wrote: “Doddie. You have been a giant amongst big men. You have never complained, never felt sorry for yourself but have sought to make the world a more comfortable place for those who come after you. RIP Big Man and our love goes out to Kathy and the boys.”

The British & Irish Lions said in a statement: “We’re devastated to hear of the passing of Doddie. A Scotland legend, his determination to raise awareness & help find a cure for MND epitomised his personality. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, all connected with Scottish Rugby and his charity”

Kelly Brown wrote: “So so sad to hear this news. A giant of a man on and off the pitch…everybody loves Doddie Weir