Victory over Italy at Twickenham this afternoon would leave England one game from Grand Slam glory
Stuart Hogg has had an eye catching start to the Six Nations. Another strong performance this afternoon could book his ticket to Australia
Former England captain Steve Borthwick has received an honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria
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.
Cumbria are preparing for a trip to the home of rugby-Twickenham- after a dramatic County Shield victory over Warwickshire in the semi-finals.
Cumbria won 13 - 11 on a rain soaked Aspatria pitch.
Cumbria are hoping it will be a case of third time lucky when they face Surrey on Sunday- as the opposition have won the last two semi-finals in 2011 and 2012.
Stuart Hogg's selection for the British and Irish Lions has been causing a buzz in his home town of Hawick.
The 20-year-old is the youngest member of Warren Gatland's squad to tour Australia this summer.
His inclusion is the talk of his old school where some of his even younger fans cannot wait to see him in action on Rugby's biggest stage.
Ryan Dollard reports:
The Rugby Development Officer for Hawick, John Johnstone, has praised Stuart Hogg for being a great inspiration and role model to youngsters: