Fans are beginning to take their seats in St James' Park, as the stadium's first Rugby World Cup game approaches:
When it comes to rugby Scotland never shy away from a challenge, and they face a tough test against South Africa today.
The team will be spurred on by thousands of Scotland fans, who have converged on Newcastle in confident spirit:
Vern Cotter is hoping Scotland supporters can 'out-sing' the fans of South Africa when the two sides meet during their Rugby World Cup match in Newcastle on Saturday.
Thousands of Scotland fans are expected to head south of the border to watch their team play South Africa in their penultimate game in Pool B at St James' Park.
Speaking at today's team announcement, the Scotland Head Coach said:
I'm sure the South Africans will make themselves heard but hopefully the Scots can overpower them.
Scotland can seal their place in the quarter-finals with a win against South Africa.
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On Around The House, Paul Brand and guests from both sides of the Scottish Referendum campaign consider the mood among voters - and the most pressing issues in the final fortnight of the campaign:
Paul Brand and guests discuss the effect an independent Scotland could have on the North East:
Around The House is back on Thursday 23 October.
With just two weeks to go until the Scottish Referendum on independence, Paul Brand talks to politicians from both sides of the campaign about the issues facing Scotland, and how they could affect us all in the North of England.
It could be one the most important documents in the history of the country.
The Scottish government has finally published its vision for an independent Scotland.
It reveals how the country could develop if Scots vote yes in next year's independence referendum.
The SNP says it would keep an open border with England, but listed a number of policies to attract more business to Scotland.
Dan Ashby looks reports.