Doddie Weir - The Power House

Doddie Weir - The Power House

Doddie's glittering career saw him win 61 caps in seven years and following a brave recovery from a horrific knee injury the sports star remained the power house of the scrum until his retirement in 2004.

Today, Doddie is one of the UK's top professional sports speakers, bringing his entertaining anecdotes from his career and his charming personality to every event.

Born in Edinburgh on 4th July 1970 George "Doddie" Weir began playing rugby for his school, Stewarts Melville RFC. He went on to study at the Scottish Agricultural College, gaining a HND in 1991. Also that year, Doddie, who plays as a lock, appeared in his first Rugby World Cup where his helped outsiders, Scotland reach the semi finals.

He went on to appear in two more World Cups for Scotland in 1985 and 1999 and feature in the 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa. Despite a horrific knee injury in1997 while on tour with the Lions Doddie was able to continue his professional career until he retired in 2004.

Currently, Doddie is a director for Hutchinson, a water waste management company. In addition to this he is one of the UK's most respected and in demand sports speakers, entertaining audiences around the country with fantastic tales from his career.