J.K. Rowling reveals wizarding world’s affection for Scottish rugby in new Pottermore entry

Image courtesy of Pottermore

Image courtesy of Pottermore

In an extensive new entry on Pottermore.com, J.K. Rowling revealed the wizarding world’s affection for the Scottish rugby team.

Ahead of the RBS Six Nations (rugby league) match between Scotland and Italy this weekend, J.K. Rowling revealed the story behind the wizarding community’s interest in Scottish rugby in an entry on Pottermore.

The wizarding world’s affection for the Scottish rugby team is all the more bizarre because a substantial part of wizarding society knows nothing about Muggle sports, which they regard as inherently dull and even silly.  Yet the Scottish rugby team has become a wizarding meme – part in-joke, part genuine interest – which has its roots in the nineteenth century and is a tale both sad and uplifting.

The author continues to tell the story of (new) character Angus Buchanan, “a Squib who went on to become famous across both the Muggle and wizarding world – an historical achievement – and whose career is still celebrated today by the Wizarding Supporters of Scottish Rugby Union,” the Pottermore Insider reads.

The author also tweeted out her support for the Scottish rugby team, encouraging her followers to use the hashtag #wizardsforscotlandrugbyteam, in light of the new information.

You can visit chapter eight of Goblet of Fire on Pottermore to read Angus’s full story, in addition to fifty other pieces of writing from the author on the site.


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