This coming weekend will see the population of one Borders town increase by 650% as the 125th playing of the Melrose Sevens tournament kicks off.
Lori Carnochan went to find out about the history of the game.
Tim Backshall reports on Whitehaven's much-needed victory over Doncaster yesterday, following their humiliating defeat to Workington on Friday.
Queen of the South Football Club has today announced that they have taken over the running of the King George V Centre in Dumfries.
The Astroturf and Fitness complex will use the same online booking system as the Queen of the South Arena, which will be up and running next week.
The Club hopes to develop the venue for their own good, as well as for the benefit of the community.
"Nothing will change for the next few months, but the building of the Queen of the South Arena has been great for Dumfries.
This is another venture for the club in their home town and with the help of the community we hope to make it a great success."
Dumfries and Galloway Council has said it is "thrilled" with the feedback it has received following the Women’s World Championship Ice Hockey at Dumfries Ice Bowl.
It is claiming the tournament, which ended on Sunday, created a minimum economic impact of more than £150,000 to the region.
And despite losing their final game of the tournament to top seeds Kazakstan, Team GB can celebrate after winning all four of their previous matches. The General Secretary of Ice Hockey UK described their performance as "a real highlight" of the competition.
Manager Keith Curle launched an astonishing attack on his players, after their 3-1 defeat away at Accrington.Read the full story ›
Carlisle United have been beaten 3-1 by Accrington Stanley away from home.
The Blues have lost their last five matches and are now just three points above the relegation zone.
Accrington Stanley put three past Keith Curle's side, before Kyle Dempsey scored a consolation goal.
Dumfriesshire racing driver Ross Wylie is aiming to impress on his season opener at Oulton Park this afternoon.
The 23-year-old, from Thornhill, won the GT4 championship in last year, and is now moving up to the GT3 series.
He's also been chosen for the prestigious McLaren GT Young Driver programme and will be racing alongside Andrew Watson from Northern Ireland.
The pair will be racing a McLaren 650S GT3 around two, one-hour races at the Cheshire track.
To find out what else Ross has planned for the season, click here. .
Melrose butcher Ned Haig founded the Sevens in 1883, and his home town's tournament is still considered as the most famous in the world. This year will see the 125th playing of the Melrose Sevens.
The Marketing Convener of Melrose Rugby Club, Douglas Hardie, explains why this tournament is so special:
Every year the Melrose Sevens tournament attracts thousands of people into the sleepy Border's town.
Ticket sales can often vary, depending on the weather. However, this year has already seen a huge demand for tickets to the games and the after-party.
"This year we've already seen an excellent response to ticket sales.
"Our stands are sold out, however ground tickets will be available at the gate if somebody just rocks up and appears, we're more than happy to sell them a ticket at the gate."
The official countdown has began for the 2015 Melrose Sevens tournament.
This year will see the 125th playing of the sevens, with guest teams coming from South Africa and Germany.
It's the oldest sevens tournament in the world, and attracts crowds of up to 15,000 every year.
The tournament was the brainchild of Melrose butcher Ned Haig, who held the first ever sevens in 1883. The seven-a-side game is now considered the fastest growing team sport in the world and will be included in the 2016 Rio Olympics.