Cumbria were at Twickenham yesterday for the County Championship Shield Final.
And while the result isn't what supporters would have wanted, it was still a memorable occasion.
Neil Bilingham reports.
Two men from the south of Scotland will be on top of the world this evening - when they play a rugby match at the Magnetic North Pole.
Andrew Walker from Closeburn and adventurer Jock Wishart from Dumfries, are set to become World Record-breakers with the game they're taking part in being the most northerly rugby match of all time.
The Arctic Rugby Challenge has seen eleven challengers from across the UK, including Andrew and Jock, reach the Magnetic North Pole after five days of trekking across the Arctic sea ice alongside their support team of polar guides.
After sleeping, the teams will get up to ready an area of ice as a rugby pitch.
A plane carrying Lee Mears, the former England hooker, and a small group of supporters is set to fly in later today. Lee will be the official match referee for the challengers’ world record setting rugby game.
The plane will also be bringing specially constructed rugbyposts (designed to be light weight and portable in a small aircraft).
The challenge is hoping to raise over £300,000 for WoodenSpoon, the children’s charity of rugby supporting disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK and Ireland.
It was a huge weekend in Edinburgh for players and supporters of two of our local rugby teams.
St Boswells and Hawick RFC were both involved in cup finals at Murrayfield in a spectacular day of rugby with both joy and heartbreak on offer, as the two sides came away with very different results.
Watch Stuart Cameron's roundup of the action below:
A Dumfries rugby player is preparing for a match that he says will be unlike any he has played in his life so far.
Andrew Walker is part of a group who are about to head to the North Pole, hoping to set a new world record for the most northerly rugby match in history.
They’ll be playing in temperatures of around -40 to raise money for the Wooden Spoon children’s charity.
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.
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.
Whitehaven half back Brett Seymour insists the team's not panicking ahead of this weekend's season opener against Halifax.
The team is currently without a coach after Steve Deakin resigned from the post on Sunday.
Cumbria's Stuart Lancaster has led the celebrations to start the countdown to the 2015 World Cup in Newcastle, one of the north's host cities for the event.
The England Rugby Head Coach, who is from Penrith, switched on the official illuminated sign on the Tyne Bridge, and told Julie Harrison that the event will be fantastic for the north: