FLY-HALF Duncan Weir has arrived back at Worcester Warriors ahead of Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership showdown with Leicester Tigers at Sixways (1pm).

Director of rugby Alan Solomons confirmed Weir had been released by Scotland and was back in training with Warriors.

Weir had been added to Gregor Townsend’s squad earlier this week after first-choice stand-off Finn Russell was ruled out of Scotland’s Six Nations clash with France in Paris on Saturday (2.15pm) due to a head injury.

But with Adam Hastings and Peter Horne also in contention for the number 10 jersey Townsend has opted to allow Weir to return to Worcester.

“Duncan has been released and was in practice today,” Solomons said.

“He has obviously been training with Scotland so we have modified his schedule because it was his third day in a row.”

Weir has been in excellent form for Warriors this season but has not represented Scotland for almost two years.

“You want all your guys to play international rugby,” Solomons said.

“It’s good for the team as well because when the lads come back from Test rugby they add a lot to the side.

“Gregor is an excellent coach and he judges things on what he knows and how he wants to play the game.

“You have got to respect those decisions.”