Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw are set to play starring roles in Scotland's World Cup match against South Africa today.
That's according to fans at the ground, who think the Scottish Borders pair could make the difference for Scotland:
Scotland are warming up at St James' Park, ahead of their clash with South Africa.
The stadium is beginning to fill up with fans from both nations.
Carlisle United have beaten Stevenage 0 - 1 away from home.
The home side almost went into the break ahead when they won a penalty just before half time.
But Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie made a top save, ensuring the sides went in level.
Tom Miller buried a shot from the centre of the box in the last ten minutes to put the Blues ahead, and they closed out the game to win by a goal.
In around three hours the first Rugby World Cup game in Newcastle kicks off.
Tens of thousands of fans have converged on the city, and police say the atmosphere has been great so far.
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:
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.
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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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