ITV Border blog: Rugby World Cup

Our sports reporter (and keen rugby player) Ryan Dollard blogs about following the Rugby World Cup both as a journalist and devoted fan.

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Hundreds of Scottish fans to march through Newcastle

The fans will converge on Newcastle. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of Scotland fans, many of them from the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway, are expected to march through Newcastle today to support their team.

Scotland take on South Africa in the Rugby World Cup, and could qualify for the quarter finals if they upset the odds and win today.

Around 400 fans are expected to parade from Scotland House to St James' Park, led by a traditional Scottish piper.

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RWC: 'Hopefully there will be no one left in the Borders'

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw, who grew up in Jedburgh, is hoping fans from the Scottish Borders will turn out in force for the Rugby World Cup game against South Africa.

It takes place at St James' Park in Newcastle, on Saturday:

Scotland team announced for RWC match against South Africa

The Scotland team for Saturday's Rugby World Cup match against South Africa has been announced, and familiar faces from the Scottish Borders are back in the team:

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