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New deal for Weir

Scotland stand-off Duncan Weir has signed a two-year contract extension with Glasgow.

The 22-year-old, who kicked a match-winning drop goal for Scotland in Italy last month, has committed himself to the Warriors until May 2016.

Rutherglen-born Weir, who has 12 Scotland caps, said: "It was an easy decision for me to stay. I was born in Glasgow and I'm very proud to be playing for my local club and representing my country.

"Now that this has been agreed I'm looking forward to a successful end to the season, as we try and reach the play-offs once again.

"We have a really strong squad, with a lot of competition for places and it's great to see so many young players coming through."

Weir, who broke his leg last year, has scored scored 508 points in 70 appearances for Glasgow and has helped them reach the RaboDirect Pro12 play-offs three times in four seasons.

Head coach Gregor Townsend said: " He has made a great return from injury this season and has been a consistent performer for the club and for Scotland during this year's RBS 6 Nations.

"His drop goal to win the Italy game was top drawer and he has shown that he can operate at the highest level of the game.

"Duncan works hard at getting better every day at training and he's made great strides in both the technical and tactical side of playing at stand-off. His ability to lead the attack is beginning to become a real strength of his game.

"He has a big role to play at the club over the next couple of years."


From Belfast Telegraph