THE Rugby World Cup is here and Scotland's attempt at global glory is just about to get underway.
Gregor Townsend's men take on defending champions South Africa in a mouth-watering Pool B opener in Marseille.
Scotland head to the finals in a confident mood with many onlookers quietly hoping history could be made in France.
Fresh off a Six Nations campaign that included a third straight win over England for the first time in more than 50 years, the Scots will need to pull-off some more stunning triumphs at the World Cup.
That's because we find ourselves in the 'group of death' with three of the top-ranked teams on the planet all in the same group.
Fifth-ranked Scotland, defending champions South Africa and the top-ranked team in the world Ireland are all in Pool B – and with just two teams advancing from the five-team group, one of the big guns is guaranteed to fall.
There to cheer on the Scots every step of the way will be the Wags.
From a model to an economist, a nutritionist to an athlete – here are all the proud wives and girlfriends hoping to back their beaus to World Cup glory.
Ali Price & Annie Madgett
A couple with plenty to celebrate heading into the World Cup are Ali Price and Annie Madgett.
Scrum-half Ali and stunning partner Annie announced just this week that they're expecting their first child together.
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Model and influencer Annie, who has more than 122,000 followers on Instagram, shared the happy news with her fans.
She said: "The hardest secret we have ever had to keep!! We are completely over the moon and feel so in love with you already."
Glasgow Warriors' Price, 30, is competing at his second World Cup.
Finn Russell & Emma Canning
Fly-half Finn and partner Emma have also had plenty to celebrate in recent times.
They became parents for the first time towards the end of last year, welcoming daughter Charlie into the world.
The youngster has already been to watch her dad in action and was there with mum Emma as Scotland thrashed Wales 35-7 in February.
Emma, 26, is no stranger to elite-level sport herself.
She's an accomplished athlete, who has repeatedly battled back from injury.
Emma competes in the heptathlon and fought back from nearly four years out to battle for a place at last year's Commonwealth Games.
Blair Kinghorn & Dina Celina
Glamorous nutritionist Dina Celina will be backing Blair Kinghorn in South Africa.
The 32-year old is a globally-renowned nutrition expert and she owns and runs her own company.
Dina regularly shares her expertise on social media, where she has thousands of followers.
26-year old Edinburgh star Kinghorn and Dina have been an item for three years.
The fullback will be appearing at his second World Cup for Scotland having also been part of the 2019 squad.
Huw Jones & Annabel Jones
Huw and Annabel tied the knot in the summer of 2022 and recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.
Huw has previously described stunning Annabel as "his everything."
The loved-up couple regularly travel the globe and share snaps from their incredible getaways with their thousands of social media followers.
Huw, 29, returned to Glasgow Warriors last year having spent a year with Harlequins in London and is set to play in his first World Cup for his country.
Duhan van der Merwe & Nika van der Merwe
Glamorous Nika founded and runs her own company which offers social media management for small businesses.
She's married to South African-born Scotland hero Duhan van der Merwe.
Duhan and Nika were married at the stunning Alkira Lodge in South Africa earlier this year.
Nika will be hoping to witness her man continue his knack of delivering huge moments.
Van der Merwe, 28, famously scored the decisive try in the 2021 Six Nations win over England and an incredible 84th-minute winning score against France in the same tournament – Scotland's first win over France since 1999.
Darcy Graham & Louise Davies
Stunning Louise is no stranger to the limelight herself!
The multi-talented partner of Darcy Graham has starred in major theatre productions, including Grease, and also played hockey for Hawick.
The professionally-trained dancer and wing Darcy, 26, have been together for several years.
Graham has spent his entire professional career so far with Edinburgh and is another who's getting set to represent Scotland at the World Cup for the second time.
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