Weir ready to repel all boarders in pursuit of a secure berth

Published: 20/02/2014

Scotland stand-off Duncan Weir insists he is not worried about full-back Stuart Hogg making a bid for his number 10 jersey – claiming the challenge will only spur him on.

Weir has kept his starting spot for Saturday’s match against Italy with the Rome contest shaping up to be a six nations wooden spoon decider.

The Glasgow half-back failed to assert himself in either of Scotland’s first two games, against Ireland and England, which have both ended in demoralising defeats, adding to the pressure on the players and coaching staff after last season’s third-place tournament finish.

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