Duncan Weir heads to Worcester Warriors on loan

Has Duncan Weir played his last game in an Edinburgh jersey?
Has Duncan Weir played his last game in an Edinburgh jersey? Image: Fotosport/David Gibson

EDINBURGH and Scotland stand-off Duncan Weir will join Worcester Warriors on a short-term deal starting this coming Monday.

As reported by The Offside Line earlier this week, the English Premiership outfit had hoped to have the 26-year-old playmaker available for this weekend’s clash against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park, but when his return from an abdominal injury meant that this wasn’t feasible it seemed like the deal was going to fall through – but Worcester now seem to have decided that Weir is worth the wait.

Weir has been out of action with that abdominal injury since October. It is not clear at this stage whether this is simply a mechanism for getting the player some game time after so long out, or the precursor to a longer-term deal. Weir’s contract with Edinburgh runs out this summer.

He is already down in Worcester. New team-mate Marco Mama posted a picture on social media this morning of the Scotsman posing in a club branded jumper alongside scrum-half Luke Baldwin.

 

The tweet has since been deleted and Warriors are currently refusing to comment on the sitation, but the loan deal has been confirmed by an Edinburgh source.

No set timescale has been put on the deal meaning that the player could, in theory, could be called home next week, or remain at Sixways until the end of the season.


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David Barnes
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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Herald/Sunday Herald, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.