Everyone got behind Scottish rugby so JK Rowling revealed Sirius Black’s date of birth

The author's fans cast a spell on her beloved rugby team and now we know when to celebrate the day Harry's godfather was born...

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A new Harry Potter mystery has been solved – and it’s all down to JK Rowling’s love of Scottish rugby…

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The author promised she would reveal Sirius Black’s birthday if enough people tweeted their support of her team in the Rugby World Cup.

Twitter was flooded with messages of support for the Scottish team — lots of it inspired by Rowling’s bribery — and the magic spell clearly worked as Scotland beat Samoa to book a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, Rowling stayed true to her word.


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And if Scotland keep winning imagine what else we could find out? A few requests are already in…