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Stuart Hogg models new Scotland rugby shirt

Hawick's Stuart Hogg helped model the new Scotland rugby shirt earlier today, August 1. Credit: ITV News Border

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.

Hawick's Stuart Hogg, far right, helped model the new Scotland rugby shirt earlier today, August 1. Credit: ITV News Border

Cumbria's Twickenham joy

Aspatria pitch at 1.15pm Credit: David Nattrass
Farmers, agricultural contractors and club members worked tirelessly to clear the pitch Credit: David Nattrass

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 celebrates as a Warwickshire player sinks to ground in despair Credit: David Nattrass

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.

Neil Warnock cuts inside the covering scrum half for 1st try Credit: David Nattrass
Neil Warnock scores 1st try Credit: David Nattrass

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Full report: Hogg praised by early mentors

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:

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Borders rugby player selected for Lions squad

Stuart Hogg Credit: ITV News Border

A rugby player from the Scottish Borders will be spending his summer in Australia, after being called up for the Lions squad.

20-year-old Glasgow Warrior full-back Stuart Hogg has scored three tries in fifteen appearances for Scotland since his debut last year.

Joining Hogg in the 37-man British and Irish Lions squad are fellow Scots Sean Maitland and Richie Gray.

Tour Manager Andy Irvine and Head Coach Warren Gatland announced Wales' Sam Warburton as Captain at the press conference this morning.

For the full squad list visit the British and Irish Lions website.

Full Report: Rugby Sevens in Melrose

by Kathryn Samson

A crowd of nearly 10,000 people watched the Saracens seize a narrow victory at the Melrose Sevens last night. They defeated French side Clermont Auvergne 24-22 in a closely fought match. The ball for the final was delivered onto the pitch by Grand National winning jockey, Ryan Mania from Galashiels.

Pubs in the town were packed all evening as people celebrated the biggest sporting event in the Borders. Many fans turned up in fancy dress to watch the action.

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