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Monday, April 12, 1999 Published at 19:41 GMT 20:41 UK


Scotland crowned at Murrayfield

Most of the squad were there to receive the trophy

Thousands of fans turned up to at Murrayfield on Monday evening to see Scotland lift the Five Nations Trophy.


Gary Armstrong talks to BBC Reporting Scotland
Against all the odds, coach Jim Telfer's men took the trophy after Wales' dramatic victory over England at Wembley on Sunday.

The majority of the Scottish team were present to receive the shining silver reward for a fantastic season which has brought them a record 16 tries.


[ image: Jim Telfer celebrates his side's triumph]
Jim Telfer celebrates his side's triumph
Saturday's defeat of France in Paris set up a night to remember and the party has been going on ever since.

Injured Warriors Eric Peters and Tom Smith were among the men who received raucous applause from those who turned out in Edinburgh, although clearly their achievements are still taking time to sink in.

"I don't think that will happen for a long time yet," said winger Cammie Murray, who grabbed two tries in the all- important victory over Ireland.


Phil Taylor reports from Murrayfield
"Awesome, just awesome," was Scottish goalkicker Kenny Logan's response to the Wembley result which handed Scotland the title and deprived England of its fifth championship this decade.

"This is not just a victory for the players - it is a triumph for the whole of Scotland," he said.

He admitted their debt to Welshman Scott Gibbs, who scored the crucial late on Sunday against England.

"In fact I will personally organize a case of champagne to be sent to him," added Logan.

Telfer, who intends to retire, celebrated his third Five Nations title as coach at home while his team started flying in from all over Britain to join the revelry.

"We were supposed to be wooden spoonists, and I think there is only myself and the rest of the squad who felt we were going to do as well as we did," he said.

"We've always tried to play positive rugby and I think we've been the most positive side in the competition."





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