Daisy leads rugby Scots to vic­tory

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Rugby fan Daisy Earle’s dream came true last week­end when she led out the Scot­land in­ter­na­tional team at Mur­ray­field for their game against Ar­gentina.

And if that was not ex­cit­ing enough, Daisy ex­ited the tun­nel first hold­ing the hand of cap­tain and even­tual man of the match Greig Laid­law.

Nine-year-old Daisy was greeted by the roar of 67,144 fans in the huge Ed­in­burgh sta­dium, who at­tended the fi­nal Au­tumn In­ter­na­tional Se­ries match last Satur­day and which Scot­land nar­rowly won 149.

Daisy, who lives in Slid­dery, had her name drawn out of a hat to be a mas­cot which meant that she would es­cort a player onto the field, join the team in singing the na­tional an­them on the pitch and be given the op­por­tu­nity to meet many of the play­ers.

In ad­di­tion to this she re­ceived a full Scot­land strip, scarf, signed ball and signed pro­gramme and she got to see the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, a par­tic­u­lar high­light since her dad, An­drew, is a piper, and fit­tingly her mum Jen­nifer a kilt­maker. Daisy said: ‘I was very ner­vous run­ning onto the field but it was the best day ever!’

Meet­ing her he­roes, Daisy gets a selfie with Scot­land in­ter­na­tional and Glas­gow War­riors player Ge­orge Horne.

Daisy Earle and Scot­land cap­tain Greig Laid­law and team mates in a screen grab from the TV broad­cast on BBC One.

Nine-year-old Daisy Earle with her Scot­land scarf, which she re­ceived at Mur­ray­field Sta­dium.

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