WALES fans were backing their team to the hilt in Sunday’s World Cup semi-final with one gran even blessing players with holy water.

But rather than douse the players out in Japan personally, she anointed the team by splashing her television.

The gran leans in as the players line up in the tunnel
Wales nonetheless fell to defeat
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Wales supporter Cari Morris posted a clip on Twitter of her nan dabbing the screen with holy water – and it quickly became a viral sensation.

Online viewers retweeted the clip over 2,500 times with 15,000 likes clocked by lunchtime.

Cari wrote: “My nan’s got the holy water out again.”

Twitter user Carla commented: “Love her!!”

While radio host Shelagh Fogarty added: “In the bag. Good on Nan.”

And Paralympic hero Tanni Grey-Thompson posted: “We love your nan.”

Perhaps the best thing about the clip is how she jumps away from the screen as the Springboks’ players are shown.

The sight of the opposition team making their way through the tunnel sends her leaping back, so as to not inadvertently bless the wrong side.

One viewer, Chloe, tweeted: “Omg mam is the cutest. That backing off when South Africa come on.”


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A South African fan laughed: “I like the way she moves away from the TV when the Bokke shows up.”

Cari’s nan must have been praising a higher power when Wales burst back into the game with a Josh Adams try but South Africa ended up 19-16 winners in Yokohama on Sunday morning.

A late Handre Pollard penalty sent the Springboks to next weekend’s final with England – in a repeat of their 2007 match-up.

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