It is thirty-one years since Gala last lifted the trophy, Melrose are aiming for their third title in four years.
Gala have a two point advantage going into the last weekend of the season. Stuart Cameron met both coaches ahead of the biggest games of their seasons.
More top news
There will be major delays to almost all railway services in the region over the three days. Replacement buses will be operating.
Police and local authorities in Cumbria are issuing road traffic and safety advice ahead of the Appleby Horse Fair, which begins next week.
Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg had a round of golf at Wentworth yesterday... and was snapped next to One Direction's Niall Horan.