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Brian Moore leads tributes to former Scottish rugby star Doddie Weir following his death aged 52

‘An outstanding man in every way’: Brian Moore headlines tributes to former Scottish rugby star Doddie Weir following his death aged 52 following battle with MND as his former club Newcastle Falcons express ‘hopeless sadness’

  • Social media has paid tribute to former Scottish rugby star Doddie Weir
  • Weir died, aged 52, following his battle with MND and tributes have flooded in
  • Brian Moore, Dan Walker and John Hartson have tweeted their condolences
  • Weir’s former club Newcastle Falcons have expressed their ‘desperate sadness’

Social media has paid tribute to former Scotland rugby union player Doddie Weir following his death aged 52.

Among those headlining the tributes is former England player Brian Moore.

Moore said: ‘I am very sorry to hear about the death of Doddie Weir. An exceptional man in every way and one who will be sorely missed. RIP big man.

Former Scotland rugby star Doddie Weir has died aged 52 after his battle with MND

Weir’s former club Newcastle Falcons also took to social media to pay tribute to the former Scotland second row.

Newcastle Falcons said: ‘It is with desperate sadness that Newcastle Falcons learn of the passing of our former player and lifelong friend, Doddie Weir OBE. Rest in peace, Doddie.

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