It would have only been the most optimistic of Scottish Rugby fans contemplating the position Gregor Townsend’s side now find themselves after their opening weekend trouncing in Wales, but that’s exactly what the state of play is.
If the win against France was a first step, their brushing aside of Eddie Jones’ England was a giant leap, securing the Calcutta Cup for the first time since 2008 and setting minds racing at the prospect of a first-ever Six Nations title.
Scotland still need to beat Italy and Ireland away from home and have results go their way, but there is genuine belief after a Murrayfield performance that will go down as one of the great Scottish moments.
You can get 14/1 on Scotland topping the table come the end of the tournament and punters are eager to back the fairy-tale. Six of the seven biggest bets on the winners market this weekend have gone on just that, with half of those being placed from the city of Edinburgh.
The English will be licking their wounds after Saturday’s humbling and are now out to 4/1 to make it three Six Nations titles in a row.
Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: “It was party time for Scotland after putting England to the sword and if they do capture the Six Nations this year, it must go down as one of the most dramatic triumphs in Rugby Union history. The romanticists have backed the Scots in their droves at 14/1: Time will tell if we will get a picturebook ending.”