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Wath Brow Hornets to face West Hull in Widnes

In Rugby League Wath Brow Hornets are preparing to defend their National Conference Title in the Grand Final.

They face West Hull in Widnes today, November 17. They have already beaten their opponents twice in the league this season, but coach Ian Rooney insists they will not be taking anything for granted.

Kick-off is at 2:30pm.

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Bill McLaren bust unveiled at Murrayfield

Bill's daughter Linda unveiled the bust Credit: ITV News Border

A new statue commemorating the life of Borders rugby legend, Bill McLaren, has been unveiled at Murrayfield Stadium.

The "Voice of Rugby" bust was unveiled at the home of Scottish rugby with Bill's daughter Linda Lawson and and former Scotland scrum-half, Alan Lawson among the guests.

The Bill McLaren statue Credit: ITV News Border

The rugby master from Hawick died in January 2010 aged 80.

A statue was also erected in his home town earlier this year. Click here for more.

Rugby legend receives honorary fellowship in Borders

Chris Paterson in action against Italy Credit: PA

Rugby legend Christopher Paterson is receiving an honorary fellowship from the Borders College at a ceremony later today.

He is the only Scottish player to have played in four Rugby World Cups and holds the record for world cup appearances.

He retired from international rugby in December 2011, shortly after the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and as a professional player in May 2012.

Rugby player banned after positive drugs test

The son of former Scottish international Craig Chalmers has been banned from the game for two years after admitting using prohibited substances.

19-year-old Melrose Utility Back Sam Chalmers has described his actions as "stupid, naive and desperate."

He tested positive for anabolic steroids at a Scotland Under-20's training session in May.

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