Meet the (rugby) Wags! Wives and girlfriends jet in to back Scotland’s bid for World Cup glory
- Families join thousands of fans heading to Marseille for Sunday’s key South Africa clash
- Influencers turn up heat on Instagram as historic French city sizzles in the sun
MANY thousands of Scots have travelled to France to cheer on the men’s rugby team as they aim for glory in the World Cup.
Among them are the squad’s wives and girlfriends – ‘wags’ – who will be soaking up the sunshine and the culture, as well as the action on the pitch.
They will be descending on Marseille for what is set to be a tense opening match against South Africa tomorrow.
Duhan van der Merwe’s wife Nika jetted out ahead of the big game and she has wasted no time in exploring the city – yesterday she ran more than six miles around its hilltop Fort Saint-Nicolas.
Blair Kinghorn and Dina Celina all smiles as Scotland arrives at the World Cup
The team arrived earlier this week ahead of the tournament and, after they touched down, scrum-half Ali Price, 30, and his girlfriend Annie Madgett, 28, announced they are expecting their first child.
Sharing a handful of snaps online, excited Annie took to Instagram to reveal the big news.
Great match! Scotland star Finn Russell and his partner Emma Canning
Chris Harris and Ruby Wilkinson, left. Jamie Ritchie and Millie, right
The couple posed for pictures holding the first scan of the unborn baby and showing Annie’s rapidly growing bump.
The influencer, who has more than 120,000 followers, will be cheering on her partner at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, which is set to bake in temperatures of 29C (84F).
Ali Price and Annie Madgett
Duhan van der Merwe and Nika
New mother 26-year-old Emma Canning will cheer on partner Finn Russell with their baby daughter Charlie.
At only nine months old, she will be one of the youngest of the travelling entourage. Glasgow-born Emma knows the immense pressures of professional sports very well as she is a heptathlete.
Finn Russell and Jamie Ritchie are sure to relish their opportunity in France
Darcy Graham and Louise, left. Darcy Graham and Louise, right
Meanwhile, Louise Davies will be supporting 26-year-old wing Darcy Graham. She is a professionally trained dancer and has starred in major theatre productions.
The couple, originally from Hawick, Roxburghshire, now live in Edinburgh.Other couples include Chris Harris and his wife Ruby Wilkinson, captain Jamie Ritchie and his wife Millie MacDonough, and Huw Jones and his wife Annabel.