A special dinner has been held to announce the greatest ever Hawick team. A panel of experts gathered at Mansfield Park last night to put the list together and there was a place in the squad for the latest star the Borders town has produced. Stuart Cameron reports.
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.
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.
Melrose RFC's Sam Chalmers is to due to face an International Rugby Board hearing this week, after allegedly testing positive for a banned substance.
The 19 year old, who is the son of former Scotland international Craig Chalmers, did not take part in Melrose's premiership match this weekend.
Scottish Rugby Union and the International Rugby Board have both declined to comment on the allegations until after the hearing.
All three Borders Premiership teams were in action at home this weekend. Gala beat Currie 31-14.
Stuart Cameron reports on the match (pictures courtesy of Borders Rugby TV):
Results from the other two Premiership matches played in the Borders:
Melrose 30-13 Heriot's
Hawick 23-16 Aberdeen Grammar
RBS National League results:
Kelso 27-24 Selkirk
Watsonians 44-22 Peebles
Bill McLaren's daughter Linda Lawson, and widow Bette McLaren with their
team at the golf charity event.
Rugby stars from across the Borders and the rest of Scotland were in Hawick today for a round of golf.
They have been playing in memory of the voice of rugby, Bill McLaren, who would have been 90 years old this year.
British Lions star Stuart Hogg helped to unveil the new Scotland rugby shirt earlier today.
The player, from Hawick, modelled the strip for the press in East Lothian. The shirt will make its first appearance in the game against Japan at Murrayfield in November.