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Special sausages made for Melrose Rugby Club

The sausages have been made in the team's colours. Credit: ITV Border

Players and staff at Melrose rugby club have been treated to a feast of black and yellow sausages, ahead of the famous Melrose Sevens tournament.

The sausages were produced by the local Scottish Women's Institute, and are made from black pudding and pineapple, in line with the team's colours.

Sevens is a really big deal here at Melrose and around Scotland and it's good, not just the community getting behind the sevens but the community getting behind the club as well.

– Russell Anderson, Melrose RFC


South of Scotland stars named in Six Nations squad

Stuart Hogg. Credit: PA

Three players from the south of Scotland will be in Six Nations action on Saturday.

Hawick's Stuart Hogg, Dumfries's Alex Dunbar and Kelso veteran Ross Ford have been named in the starting line up to take on Italy at Murrayfield.

Skipper Greig Laidlaw, who is from Jedburgh, misses the game through injury.

The full Scotland team. Credit: ITV Border

Jed-Forest secures £50k investment for club improvements

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Jed-Forest has secured a portion of a £1.6million fund, set up to invest in club improvements across Scottish rugby teams over four years.

The club will receive £50,000 for clubhouse development, including modernising their changing rooms, toilets, gym and entrance.

Funding from Scottish Rugby and BT worth over £217,000 will be shared across six clubs following first and second round investments, bringing the total project costs to over £12million across 97 clubs.

We know what a difference these grants make to local clubs, their members, players and the communities around them. It’s a privilege to be involved in supporting club rugby in Scotland in such a tangible way.”

– Brendan Dick, BT Scotland Director

Teenager airlifted after Kewick Rugby Club roof fall

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A 15-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling through a roof at Keswick Rugby Club.

It's believed the teenager was trying to retrieve a ball when he fell 10 feet through the roof.

The incident happened just before 6pm on Tuesday 23rd August.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service were called to the scene where the boy was treated for a head injury before being transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary.

He's said to be in a stable condition.


Strong Borders contingent in Scottish rugby squad

Stuart Hogg was named Six Nations Player of the Championship. Credit: PA

Five players from the South of Scotland have been named in the Scottish rugby squad for their summer tour of Japan.

Captain Greig Laidlaw, from Jedburgh, is named as scrum-half, while Hawick's Stuart Hogg is the squad's full-back.

Hooker Ross Ford from Kelso is also in the team, while Alex Dunbar, from Dumfries, is one of three centres.

Rory Sutherland, originally from Hawick, is named as a prop.

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