Nicola Sturgeon believes the result of the England vs Scotland six nations match was ‘wrong’ and will fight for it to be overturned.
The 61-21 defeat was the wrong result for Scotland, she said, and pledged to do everything in her power to reverse the scoreline no matter how long it takes.
Reports indicate she has already made a succession of calls to Senior Six Nations and World Rugby officials to seek their support in changing the outcome.
If she cannot get the result changed by conventional methods, Sturgeon confirmed she has not taken demanding a replay off the table.
“I don’t believe this result is in the best interest of Scotland, or of rugby, and it is clear that changing it would be entirely fair,” she told reporters at Holyrood.
“The Six Nations’ position that the result is binding just because we lost is short-termist and doesn’t serve the Scottish people in the way they deserve.”
Sturgeon went on to say she believed England had stolen literally dozens of points that were rightfully Scottish, and she would organise a wide-ranging consultation and enquiry to examine all aspects of the result and report on how it can best be changed in Scotland’s favour.
Meanwhile, today’s copy of The National newspaper is reporting that Scotland won 18-0 before burning Twickenham to the ground.