MND suffering legend inspires Scotland as he delivers match ball before kickoff

first_imgMonday Nov 20, 2017 MND suffering legend inspires Scotland as he delivers match ball before kickoff There wasn’t a dry eye at Murrayfield on Saturday as Scotland legend Doddie Weir took to the field with his sons to deliver the match ball ahead of kickoff against New Zealand. Weir has been suffering from Motor Neuron Disease since being diagnosed in December.Following the traditional All Blacks Haka, a sold-out 67 000 strong Murrayfield crowd rose to welcome the popular former second rower and his three sons Angus, Hamish and Ben.Weir, 47, met and presented the match ball to New Zealand skipper Kieran Read and Scotland captain John Barclay, as well as England referee Matt Carley.It was an emotional moment, as he was clearly touched by the rousing reception. As was Kieran Read, who revealed what he told him when they met.“It’s hard to say too much. I just said ‘mate, you’re looking well’.“He got out there pretty good. Our thoughts are with him, and I know the Scots are doing a great thing for him in this game in donating their jerseys.”All of the Scotland jerseys had Doddie’s name and his cap number on them, and were presented to him after the match for him to auction off for his charity.Scotland were clearly inspired as they put on one of their best ever performances against the All Blacks, narrowly going down 22-17 after a thrilling finish to the game.MATCH HIGHLIGHTSWeir has set up a charitable foundation named My Names’5 Doddie Foundation to raise funds to investigate how to overcome and prevent MND as well as help out others who are suffering from the degenerative condition. Donations can be made to the foundation by texting MNDD05£1 to 70070 or visiting www.myname5doddie.co.ukADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more