Oct 15 2009 By Matthew Leslie
Peter Wright Glasgow Hawks
GLASGOW Hawks boss Peter Wright praised teen sensation Duncan Weir as his classy display sunk hapless Watsonians.
The 18-year-old was in majestic form bagging 23 points in the 33-14 victory - which included a try and a 50-metre drop-goal.
Hawks' other tries came from Mat Whittleston and Grant Strang with Wright not only delighted to end their three-match losing streak but at Weir's shining display.
He said: "If he keeps this up then one of the older lads is going to have to vouch for him at the bar afterwards.
"I think he's reached drinking age so his efforts will have to be toasted properly should he produce more displays like this.
"But seriously, he has a lot of potential and we at Hawks are enjoying him while we can because if he progresses as we expect him to do, a bright future awaits.
"He's a quality player who thinks out of the box. He controls the game well, has good feet and despite his size, he's very physical and not easy to push around.
"Duncan likes to run with the ball and is not afraid to take a risk or two.
"Some say he has shades of Gregor Townsend about him but Duncan's his own man and brings his own style to the table.
"The lack of fear factor within him is tremendous. When you have an 18-year-old - let alone a guy in his 30s - making a dropgoal from 50 yards, you know you have something special.
"In fact he tried it a second time which led to his try.
"He launched one from more or less the same distance only it was not as accurrate as his first attempt.
"Fortunately for us, Watsonians had Coco the Clown at fullback and he knocked it on instead of catching it. We get a five-metre scrum which leads to Duncan crossing over for the try - all because he took a chance on a long-range drop-goal."
Wright was delighted at his team's effort and hopes they can carry it on when Boroughmuir vist.
He added: "Let's face it. the last three games we've been p***. But our attitude was spot on last week and we need to carry on that belief."
Meanwhile, Hawks are hosting an evening with Scotland's 1990 Grandslam-winning coach, Ian McGeechan.
Tickets are £25 and include a two-course dinner plus front of house seats to hear Ian talk and the opportunity to win one of 10 signed copies of his autobiography, "Lion Man".
To book call 950 1222, Zena on 07816 783 714, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org