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J.K. Rowling has people asking about Sirius Black's birthday and she answers. (Getty Images/Warner Bros.)
J.K. Rowling has people asking about Sirius Black's birthday and she answers. (Getty Images/Warner Bros.)
People have been asking J.K. Rowling about Sirius Black’s birthday and she answers. (Getty Images/Warner Bros.)

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had a bit of fun over the weekend, cheering on her favorite rugby team, reports RadioTimes.

Rowling took to Twitter, as she does, promising fans a reward if they were to tweet in favor of the Scottish rugby team by including #AsOne:

People had just been asking about Sirius Black’s birthday earlier in the week, when Rowling mistakenly tagged the wrong Robert Galbraith:

With so much interest in Black’s birthday, Rowling turned her Twitter gaffe around quickly, resulting in users’ support for Scotland rugby:

https://twitter.com/JoRowlingNet/status/652830625238487040

Rowling admitted to a bit of trickery:

It may have even been a spell:

After all of the tweeting and back and forth, Scotland did win, resulting in the reveal of the much talked-about day:

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