Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.
The Gloucester scrum-half, who is from Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, was injured in their defeat to France.
He suffered an ankle injury just before half-time as the Dark Blues lost 22-16 in Paris in Saturday.
He left the Stade de France on crutches and was sent back to the Kingsholm Stadium on Monday to be assessed by his club medics.
But Scots head coach Vern Cotter has now been given the bad news that Laidlaw will miss the remainder of the tournament.
Carlisle United will be looking to get back to winning ways tonight when they take on League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers at Brunton Park (7:45pm ko)
Manager Keith Curle says he's looking for a big reaction from his players after they slumped to a 4-1 home defeat to Blackpool on Saturday.
"Our changing room has been exposed and it is one of those - you need a reaction.
"There is no better way of looking forward to a reaction than when you are playing the top of the league and saying 'go on then this is what we are about."
A powerlifter from Carlisle has been selected for the British team for the World Championships just nine months after beginning to train competitively.
Scott Squire's achievement is even more remarkable than it seems. A year and a half ago he feared for his life after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart and pulmonary embolism. Since then he's shed more than ten stone and is looking forward to a brighter future. Ryan Dollard went to see him train.
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M-Sport World Rally Team continued their successful start to the WRC season with a double podium at Rally Sweden.
The Cockermouth team's top driver, Sebastien Ogier, was in strong contention for the overall victory throughout the rally.
However, he had to settle for third place after losing out to Jari-Matti Latvala, who gave Toyota their first win after a 17 year absence from the WRC.
But it was Ogier's Estonian teammate Ott Tänak, who managed to take the second spot on the podium.
Rally Sweden is renowned for its treacherous driving conditions, with the majority of the rally taking place on snow and ice.
Carlisle United have had a serious wake-up call after their 4-1 defeat to Blackpool, according to Manager Keith Curle.
The Blues suffered the heavy defeat at Brunton Park in front of a 6,100 strong crowd.
United will welcome league leaders Doncaster on Tuesday.
Hundreds of synchronised ice-skaters from around the world have been arriving in Dumfries for the Trophy D'Ecosse.
It's the sixth year the championships have been held in the town and will see around 50 teams competing over the weekend.
As well as attracting entries from countries like Canada and France, local skaters are also taking to the ice.
“We have lots of local interest in the Trophy D’Ecosse this year so you never know, we may see someone from Dumfries and Galloway skating at a future Winter Olympics.
" I look forward to strengthening our continued working relationship with the Trophy D’Ecosse and wish all competitors the best of luck in the event.”
Entry into Dumfries ice-rink is free of charge for spectators and the competition will continue until Sunday evening.
Ben Stokes has been interview for the England Test captaincy position.
England's highest Test run scorer, Alastair Cook, stepped down on Monday.
Cockermouth's Stokes met director of cricket, Andrew Strauss, and his team yesterday, alongside other candidates Joe Root and Stuart Broad.
Root has been described as the 'obvious candidate' for the captaincy and has been vice-captain to cook from May 2015.
Stokes was vice-captain on the recent limited-overs tour of Bangladesh.
A new captain will be appointed before England's limited-overs tour of the Caribbean in March.
A new scheme has been launched across Cumbria to encourage older men to get back into sport and get active.
Walking Rugby sessions are taking place in seven areas around the county. The aim is to combine regular exercise with a social experience for players who may have thought their try scoring days were behind them:
Workington Town have signed experienced forward Phil Joseph for the 2017 season.
The Welsh International vice Captain has made over 100 Super League appearances, for Huddersfield, Hull KR, Widnes , Swinton, Salford and most recently Bradford.
I’ve had several offers to continue as a full time player but I also have to think about life after rugby and want to develop my businesses and also give time to my academic studies. Signing for Town was a great opportunity to do that.
Workington is a club with a great history and pedigree. It’s a club that’s very community and family orientated and that’s the kind of environment I love to play in. I know the fans are passionate and knowledgable at Derwent Park and my pal Jarrod Sammut spoke very highly of the club.
Dave Clark and the Board really sold me on what they aim to do with the club over the next few years and I can’t wait to get started.