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Scotland's brilliant victory over Wales was celebrated by some famous fans on Twitter

Scotland's brilliant victory over Wales was celebrated by some famous fans on Twitter

Even before Scotland arrived at Murrayfield to face Wales, they had enjoyed a good opening to their Six Nations campaign, beating Ireland 27-22 and enduring a narrow 22-16 defeat in France.

Taking on the Welsh after their narrow loss to England seemed like an excellent match-up, and the Scotland team had some famous support – not least in the form of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon - (Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

Her predecessor Alex Salmond tuned in too, and liked what he saw.

Having gone into the half-time break 9-13 down, the Scots dominated the second half…

… and scored 20 unanswered points to earn a surprise win.

Andy Murray’s mother Judy was in a celebratory mood, illustrating the scoreline with 29 flame emojis.

Salmond was definitely pleased – nice hashtagging.

Six-time Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and triple British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden staked a claim for the Triple Crown, a title the Scots could win if they beat England at Twickenham.

And is there a chance Scotland could actually win the whole thing?

Perhaps as long as Andrew Marr continues reading, there’s a chance…

Someone get that man a Waterstones voucher, quickly.

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