Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw expects the Scottish Borders to 'empty out' on Saturday as fans flock to Newcastle for the Rugby World Cup.
Thousands of supporters are expected to travel south of border to see the Scots play South Africa at St James' Park. Laidlaw, who attended school in Jedburgh, says many fans from the Borders will be among them.
Speaking at today's team announcement, he said:
Scotland could clinch their place in the quarter-finals by beating South Africa in their penultimate match in Pool B on Saturday.