Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is a renowned Scotland rugby fan and was back in the crowd as they overcame Samoa at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Rowling, who was born in England but has lived in Scotland most of her life, was attending their first game of their Autumn Internationals.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 11, 2017
Gregor Townsend’s men withstood a second-half Samoa fightback to begin their trio of autumn internationals with a Murrayfield win.
Tries from Stuart Hogg and Huw Jones plus a brace by man-of-the-match Stuart McInally put the Scots in control.
Alex Dunbar and Peter Horne also crossed for the home side in the second-half but Samoa scored four tries following Josh Tyrell’s earlier effort.
Ofisa Treviranus’ opportunistic try set up a nervy final two minutes, but Gregor Townsend’s men held on.
Scotland faces world champions New Zealand in Edinburgh next weekend and will need some of Rowling’s magic to get a result.