Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has claimed Worcester Warriors' fly-half Duncan Weir is in the form of his life and suggests more game time in a Scotland shirt could be on the cards in the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup.

Regular first and second choice fly-halves Finn Russell and Adam Hastings both suffered injuries in the Six Nations win over Wales last weekend, leaving Weir as the next in line to fill the void.

Weir has been in the Scotland squad with fellow Worcester teammate Cornell du Preez over the last couple of weeks but was not involved in the match day 23 in Llanelli last Saturday against the Welsh.

Scotland will kick-off their Autumn Nations Cup campaign against Italy next Saturday and many believe Weir will get his chance, as does head coach Townsend.

“Dunky is playing the best rugby of his career." Townsend told The Scotsman.

“I’ve worked with him for a long time and it has been really encouraging to see how well he has played pre-and post-lockdown.

"There is a calmness about the way he plays.

“He is so passionate about playing for Scotland.

"He will work hard and defend well, so this could be a big opportunity for him with those two injuries.

"I'm sure he’ll be doing all he can to grab it.”