BORDERS rugby legend Doddie Weir has died at the age of 52.

The former Scotland international Was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease six years ago.

He is survived by his wife Kathy and sons Hamish, Angus and Ben.

In a statement, Kathy wrote: “Doddie was an inspirational force of nature.

"We are lucky to have shared our lives with him and we cherish all those memories: his love and warmth, his support and advice, his quick wit, and his terrible jokes. It is difficult to put into words how much we will miss him.

"MND took so much from Doddie, but never his spirit and determination. He battled MND so bravely, and whilst his own battle may be over, his fight continues through his foundation, until a cure is found for all those with this devastating disease.

"Hamish, Angus, Ben and I would like to thank everyone for your support and for respecting our privacy at this difficult time."