Doddie Weir's cool as you like to response to allegations of late night partying in 1997

Doddie Weir’s cool as you like to response to allegations of late night partying in 1997

While the tour in 1997 might not have had quite as much of a media circus around it as the 2017 iteration, players were not completely immune to the media microscope.

At one team court session, it was put to Scotland lock Doddie Weir that he had been spotted by South African journalists living it up in a local nightclub at 12 midnight, a full hour after the team curfew.

The former Lion – who celebrates his birthday today – gave a first class and waterproof response.

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