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Springbok fans flocking to Newcastle

Their side may have had a shaky start to the Rugby World Cup, but South Africa's fans go into today's match against Scotland with their trademark confidence.

The Fanzone in Newcastle is already filling up, ahead of the game at St James' Park this afternoon:

The Springboks are confident. Credit: ITV News
Flags from both countries are being waved proudly. Credit: ITV News
The game appeals to all ages. Credit: ITV News
The Springboks are aiming to flood the Fanzone with their colours. Credit: ITV News


Scotland fans flock to Newcastle for Rugby World Cup

Thousands of Scotland fans have crossed the border to support their team today... against the might of the Springboks.

They've converged on Newcastle, and confidence is high ahead to the clash which could see their team through to the quarter finals.

Scotland fans are out in force. Credit: ITV News
The Fanzone is filling up quickly. Credit: ITV News

Police identify man killed in A5092 crash

Police have identified the man. Credit: PA

Police have identified the man killed in a collision on the A5092 yesterday (2 October).

Mark Anthony Mcnulty, 26, of Fir Trees Road, Lostock Hall, Preston, died in the accident at around 10:10am at Gawthwaite.

He was driving a Ford Transit van, and was involved in a crash with a lorry.

Mr Mcnulty was taken to Furness General Hospital by air ambulance where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the HGV, a 36-year-old man from Merseyside, suffered minor injuries.

Mr Mcnulty’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision, and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

Hundreds of Scottish fans to march through Newcastle

The fans will converge on Newcastle. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of Scotland fans, many of them from the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway, are expected to march through Newcastle today to support their team.

Scotland take on South Africa in the Rugby World Cup, and could qualify for the quarter finals if they upset the odds and win today.

Around 400 fans are expected to parade from Scotland House to St James' Park, led by a traditional Scottish piper.


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