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WATCH: Captain confident of Carlisle play-off spot

Carlisle United captain Danny Grainger says he's confident the Blues can move back into the League Two promotion play-off places.

United travel to Crawley Town on Saturday.

Earlier in the season the Blues had looked a certainty to claim a play-off place, but a dip in form means they're currently in eighth.

I think when you look through the league we've lost key players at key times, but when you look now we've got more or less a full squad back.

I'm more than confident the boys can get us across the line.

– Danny Grainger, Captain, Carlisle United


Hogg expected to be named in Lions squad today

The Scotland full-back will be a firm favourite for starting place in the Lions Test team. Credit: PA

Hawick's Stuart Hogg is expected to be named in the British and Irish Lions squad, for this summer's tour to New Zealand.

The in-form Scotland full-back was player of the tournament in the recent Six Nations and will be a firm favourite for starting place in the Lions Test team.

Borders rugby great announces retirement

Kelly Brown Credit: PA

Former Scotland rugby captain Kelly Brown has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

The back-rower's career flourished with Melrose RFC as an 18-year-old, before he went on to play for the Borders Reivers, Glasgow Warriors, Saracens and Scotland.

The 34-year-old earned 64 caps for Scotland and captained the side on 14 occasions.

"I always knew this day would come and it seems like only yesterday i was pulling on the black and yellow of Melrose RFC.

"I have played for four clubs who i care deeply about and to have been able to captain my country is an honour that ill always cherish.

"I've been lucky to have been able to live my dream for 13 years and now i'm privileged to be able to help others do the same."

– Kelly Brown

Fellow rugby players have been paying tribute to Brown's career on social media, including 2017 Six Nations Player of the Tournament, Stuart Hogg.

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