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South African Craig Joubert faced a wave of criticism following the match. Picture: AP
South African Craig Joubert faced a wave of criticism following the match. Picture: AP
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TODAY’s top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including rugby heartache, EVEL plans and Harry Potter stars.

Referee ‘to be investigated’ following Scotland v Australia

The head of World Rugby Brett Gosper has suggested that controversial referee Craig Joubert “may have needed the bathroom” after he ran off the pitch following his decision to penalise Scotland in the dying seconds of yesterday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

The incident which led to the penalty, subsequently kicked by Australia stand-off Bernard Foley, has caused debate but the South African referee’s actions in heading straight down the tunnel rather than stay on the Twickenham field to shake hands with the teams has attracted even more ire.

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Nurse Pauline Cafferkey in ‘stable’ condition

Scots nurse Pauline Cafferkey is now in a “serious but stable” condition after being readmitted to hospital for treatment for Ebola.

A statement from the Royal Free Hospital this afternoon said: “We are able to announce that Pauline Cafferkey’s condition has improved to serious but stable.”

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MPs warn of legal action over EVEL proposal

Controversial moves to limit the voting rights of Scottish MPs have come under fire from a Westminster committee that warns the plans will become embroiled in “legal challenges”.

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Yes campaign lost on economic case says Alex Salmond aide

Geoff Aberdein, who was Salmond’s chief of staff during his time as First Minister, said the shortcomings in the economic case must be “plugged quite strongly” before any second referendum is staged.

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Harry Potter star helps dreams come true for sick children

Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis ensured 200 children’s holiday of a lifetime got off to a magic start as the annual Dreamflight jet embarked on a sunshine break in Florida.

The young passengers have been hand-picked to join the ten-day holiday by doctors and medical experts, having battled with serious illness, disability and trauma. They will visit a host of attractions, including SeaWorld, Disney World and Universal Studios.

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