St Boswells have been kicked out of Rugby Union's Scottish Bowl Final for allegedly fielding three ineligible players during the competition.
They would have been the only Borders team at National Finals Day next weekend.
The club says the players were dual-registered and that the steps taken are harsh, adding that legal advice will be sought.
St Boswell's Rugby team have had recent success and one player, 65 year old Dave "The Brick" Elliot has been with the club since 1963.
Stuart Cameron reports.
St Boswells Rugby Team have put a few bad years behind them and gone on a glorious winning run.
A few years ago they were in such a bad place that they lost one gameby 200 points!
But on Saturday they play against Glenrothes when a win willput them into the Final of the National Bowl competition.
It was an emotional time for families as soldiers returned home from Afghanistan three months early.
Alison Cameron from St. Boswells was reunited with her son Neil, who's made it home for Christmas and his 21st birthday.
"I'm absolutely thrilled, i've just burst into tears. I'm so pleased to see him and so proud of him. His brothers will just love having him home for Christmas"
The owners of a guest house in St Boswells are celebrating after winning a prestigious national tourism award.
Whitehouse Country House beat off competition from across the county to be crowned "Best Guest House".
The Scottish Thistle Award, organised by Visit Scotland, was presented to owner Angela Tyrer, at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.