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Teenagers injured in Penrith rugby matches

A 13-year-old boy was injured in one of the incidents. Credit: GNAAS

Two teenagers have been airlifted to hospital after being injured in separate rugby matches in Penrith on the same day.

In the first incident, a 13-year-old boy was injured by a tackle in a game at around 2pm on Saturday 1 April.

He was assessed and treated by the Great North Air Ambulance before being flown to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary with a neck injury that is not thought to be life threatening.

Around two hours later an 18-year-old man was hurt in a collapsed scrum at a separate rugby match, also in Penrith.

He was flown to hospital in Middlesbrough with serious neck and spinal injuries, where he is said to be in a stable condition.

Special sausages made for Melrose Rugby Club

The sausages have been made in the team's colours. Credit: ITV Border

Players and staff at Melrose rugby club have been treated to a feast of black and yellow sausages, ahead of the famous Melrose Sevens tournament.

The sausages were produced by the local Scottish Women's Institute, and are made from black pudding and pineapple, in line with the team's colours.

Sevens is a really big deal here at Melrose and around Scotland and it's good, not just the community getting behind the sevens but the community getting behind the club as well.

– Russell Anderson, Melrose RFC

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Jed-Forest secures £50k investment for club improvements

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Jed-Forest has secured a portion of a £1.6million fund, set up to invest in club improvements across Scottish rugby teams over four years.

The club will receive £50,000 for clubhouse development, including modernising their changing rooms, toilets, gym and entrance.

Funding from Scottish Rugby and BT worth over £217,000 will be shared across six clubs following first and second round investments, bringing the total project costs to over £12million across 97 clubs.

We know what a difference these grants make to local clubs, their members, players and the communities around them. It’s a privilege to be involved in supporting club rugby in Scotland in such a tangible way.”

– Brendan Dick, BT Scotland Director

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Teenager airlifted after Kewick Rugby Club roof fall

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A 15-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling through a roof at Keswick Rugby Club.

It's believed the teenager was trying to retrieve a ball when he fell 10 feet through the roof.

The incident happened just before 6pm on Tuesday 23rd August.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service were called to the scene where the boy was treated for a head injury before being transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary.

He's said to be in a stable condition.

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