Scottish rugby legend Hugh McLeod has passed away aged 81.
Throughout his career he played for Scotland, the Barbarians, the British Lions, and his home club Hawick RFC.
McLeod captained Scotland 40 times between 1954 and 1962. He retired aged 29 because, as he said, "forty is a nice round figure."
At Hawick RFC, he was nicknamed the 'Hawick hardman', reflecting his performance on the field. He later became president.
Current Hawick president, Rory Bannerman, said:
"He was... a legend throughout the rugby world. He will be a well missed figure cycling up and down the High Street in Hawick where you didn't want to get in his way just like on the field. Hugh was probably the greatest ever player to pull on the green jersey for Hawick."
Rugby Sevens was founded in Melrose back in 1883 and is now played internationally
The idea of the sevens tournament.was thought up by Melrose-based butcher, Ned Haig, as a means to generate more cash for the rugby club.
Melrose Sevens was first played at The Greenyards, Melrose Rugby Club's home ground, where it is still played today. This year is the 124th tournament.
St Boswells Rugby Team have put a few bad years behind them and gone on a glorious winning run.
A few years ago they were in such a bad place that they lost one gameby 200 points!
But on Saturday they play against Glenrothes when a win willput them into the Final of the National Bowl competition.
The circumstances couldn't have been more dramatic as Melrose were crowned champions of the Premiership. They needed to win and hope their old rivals Gala slipped up.
Melrose kept their side of the bargain, but their game finished first so there was a nail-biting wait as they listened to the closing moments of the match involving Gala.
Stuart Cameron reports.
It's the third title win in four years for Melrose. They were crowned champions of the RBS Premiership at the weekend after beating Currie 26-10.
Gala missed out on the title by just one point with a 34-33 defeat at home to Ayr.
Melrose v Currie and Gala v Ayr will settle the fate of the Scottish Premiership. Gala are two points ahead going into the final round of games but the title could well be decided on the bonus point situation on the final day.
It is thirty-one years since Gala last lifted the trophy, Melrose are aiming for their third title in four years.
Gala have a two point advantage going into the last weekend of the season. Stuart Cameron met both coaches ahead of the biggest games of their seasons.
The destination of the Border Cup could be decided tomorrow when two more matches are played in the competition.
Stuart Cameron has the details.
Around 2000 people turned up for the traditional Boxing Day match between rivals Melrose and Gala at the Greenyards for the Waverley Cup.
Stuart Cameron has this report:
The game between Hawick and Jedforest tomorrow has been switched to Volunteer Park in Hawick with a 2pm kick-off.
For the final time this year, the focus is on the rugby union league - our eight top-ranked clubs are all in action and just to add extra festive fun, there is a big local derby at Mansfield Park.
Stuart Cameron has the details.