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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.

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.

Melrose rugby player Sam Chalmers faces doping allegations

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.


Scottish Borders Rugby: weekend round-up

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

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