Aussie Shane Warne taunts England ahead of do-or-die rugby clash
Legendary Australia cricketer Shane Warne has twisted the knife ahead of England's crucial clash with the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup next week.
It is now a must-win game for England following their 28-25 defeat to Wales on Saturday night.
Warne said: "Congrats Wales, even sweeter when Australia Smash England next week and knock them out of the tournament hahah ... Dry your eyes England!!"
A host of other celebrities and sporting figures have hailed the Wales team following their stunning victory.
Injury-ravaged Wales battled back from 10 points behind to overcome the home side at Twickenham, prompting a rapturous reaction from some big names.
Actor Samuel L Jackson had some words of comfort for England captain Chris Robshaw, who came under fire after the tournament hosts opted to kick for touch in the hope of scoring a match-winning try rather than attempt a draw-salvaging shot at goal from a late penalty.
Jackson tweeted: "Tough but epic game @ChrisRobshaw. Still all to play for against Oz. Hope Wales can get backline together for Fiji!"
Welsh actor Michael Sheen could not hide his joy, saying: "What unbelievable character! Mighty. Costly. Unforgettable. So proud!"
"I'm still running round the kitchen," he later added.
Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale posted a picture of himself pointing at the Pool A table, which Wales now sit top of. He said: "What a game!! Come on Wales."
Singer Katherine Jenkins, who is pregnant with her first child, posted: "I'm not sure all this excitement is good for someone in my condition!"
England's 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning hero Jonny Wilkinson was gracious, praising Wales' kicker Dan Biggar in particular.
He said: "Respect and congrats to Wales for a great win. Thought Dan Biggar was phenomenal. Having played against him, I know he deserves all of it."