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Scotland fans out in force for Springboks clash

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:

Scotland fans. Credit: ITV News
The Fanzone is filling up. Credit: ITV News

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Cotter hopeful Scotland fans can 'overpower' Springboks

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.

– Vern Cotter, Scotland Head Coach

Scotland can seal their place in the quarter-finals with a win against South Africa.

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Full report: Scottish government publishes vision for independence

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.

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