Doddie Weir Cup
SportRugby union
Instituted2018
Number of teams2
Country Scotland
 Wales
Holders Wales (2021)
Most titles Wales (3 titles)

The Doddie Weir Cup (Welsh: Cwpan Doddie Weir[1]) is a perpetual rugby union trophy established in 2018 and contested between Scotland and Wales. The cup is named for former Scotland international lock Doddie Weir who suffers with motor neurone disease, and was created to raise awareness of the illness.

Wales won 21–10 in the inaugural match in Cardiff in November 2018.[2] Wales are the current holders.[3]

Design

The cup was commissioned jointly by the Welsh Rugby Union and the Scottish Rugby Union and was designed by the Edinburgh silversmiths Hamilton and Inches.[4] Doddie Weir commented on the trophy design, stating that the silversmiths "have done an absolutely fantastic job in making it with some big handles to emulate my massive ears!"[5]

Charity

Weir set up a charity called My Name'5 Doddie Foundation to help fund treatments for motor neurone disease.[6]

Neither the Welsh Rugby Union nor the Scottish Rugby Union originally intended to contribute any of the gate receipts from the inaugural match to the charity,[7] but pressure from fans and in the media resulted in them eventually donating a six-figure sum.[8]

Summary

Details Played Won by
 Scotland
Won by
 Wales
Drawn Scotland points Wales points
In Scotland 2 0 2 0 35 43
In Wales 2 1 1 0 24 31
Overall 4 1 3 0 59 74

Results

Year Date Venue Home Score Away Winner
2018 3 November Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Wales  21–10  Scotland  Wales
2019 9 March Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Scotland  11–18  Wales  Wales
2020 31 October Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli Wales  10–14  Scotland  Scotland
2021 13 February Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Scotland  24–25  Wales  Wales
2022 12 February Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Wales   Scotland

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pwysau ar undebau rygbi i gyfrannu arian". 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  2. ^ Griffiths, Gareth (3 November 2018). "Autumn Internationals: Wales 21-10 Scotland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Wales edge out 14-man Scots in thriller". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  4. ^ "Doddie Weir Cup Design - H&I Life - News From Hamilton & Inches". 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ "SRU and WRU have let the sport down, but Doddie Weir Cup is still well worth celebrating". 28 October 2018.
  6. ^ Horne, Marc (27 October 2018). "Doddie Weir's charity will get no money from tribute match" – via thetimes.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Doddie Weir Cup: Scottish Rugby defends decision not to donate to MND charity". BBC Sport. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Doddie Weir: Scottish and Welsh unions to make donation to former player's charity". BBC Sport. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2019.