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Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw are set to play starring roles in Scotland's World Cup match against South Africa today.
That's according to fans at the ground, who think the Scottish Borders pair could make the difference for Scotland:
Scotland are warming up at St James' Park, ahead of their clash with South Africa.
The stadium is beginning to fill up with fans from both nations.
Fans are beginning to take their seats in St James' Park, as the stadium's first Rugby World Cup game approaches:
In around three hours the first Rugby World Cup game in Newcastle kicks off.
Tens of thousands of fans have converged on the city, and police say the atmosphere has been great so far.
Trains carrying Rugby World Cup fans north to Newcastle have been delayed by up to 40 minutes, because there are horses on the line.
The animals are on the line between Durham and Darlington, and the disruption is likely to continue until at least 2pm.
Virgin Trains has tweeted that the issue affecting East Coast services will "hopefully be cleared up soon".
Their side may have had a shaky start to the Rugby World Cup, but South Africa's fans go into today's match against Scotland with their trademark confidence.
The Fanzone in Newcastle is already filling up, ahead of the game at St James' Park this afternoon:
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:
Thousands of rugby fans are expected at the Conversion Festival in Newcastle city centre today.
Live music and street entertainment will be spread throughout the area, and will reflect the Scotland and South Africa teams that are battling it out today.
A street food market is also there, with around 30 local traders offering the best the North East has to offer.
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