Cumbria's former England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster has joined Irish side Leinster.Read the full story ›
Scotland rugby players Jonny Gray and Ross Ford, who's from the Borders, have been banned from playing rugby by the RFU for three weeks after making dangerous tackles against Samoa last Saturday. This means they will miss the rest of the tournament, including a quarter-final game against Australia on Sunday.
Hooker Ford and lock Gray were punished for their two-man tip-tackle on Samoa flanker Jack Lam.
They have 48 hours to challenge the ruling or face missing out on the rest of Scotland's campaign.
A spokesman for the national team said they were "disappointed" by Judicial Officer Christopher Quinlan QC's decision, adding: "We will consider carefully the full written judgement before making a decision on any future action."
Both Ford and Gray denied committing an act of foul play.
The Rugby World Cup is set to begin in September, and work is already underway in Cumbria to train more coaches.
That's necessary because the number of young people involved in the game is expected to soar - presenting grass roots clubs with a unique opportunity, but also a huge challenge.
Ryan Dollard went to find out more:
One of Cumbria's biggest sports stars is retiring this weekend.
Workington-born Mark Cueto has played in two World Cup Finals, and is the all-time Premiership top try scorer.
Ryan Dollard spoke to him about his childhood in Cumbria, and the upcoming world cup:
Rugby Union legend Mark Cueto has played in a World Cup Final for England, and has won a Premiership title. He retires on Saturday.Read the full story ›
In Rugby Union this weekend, Mansfield Park is the place to be as Hawick take on Heriot's in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final tomorrow.
Stuart Cameron reports.
The Scottish Premiership is back after the Christmas break tomorrow - and it's back with a crucial round of fixtures for the Borders Big Three.
Stuart Cameron reports.
There's a Christmas Cracker in the Borders tomorrow.
It's Gala versus Hawick on the final weekend of premiership action before the festive break. Stuart Cameron looks ahead.
In Rugby Union it wasn't the best weekend for the two top teams from the Borders .
It was even worse for Kelso, who failed to win for the fifth match in a row and that result had a knock-on effect as Stuart Cameron explains.