Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Borders Await Fitness Verdicts

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Borders Await Fitness Verdicts

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The Borders need a win. And they will have to work hard to get it tomorrow when they visit Wales for the first time this season in the Celtic League.

They make the trip with a few injury worries although Campbell Feather retains the No 6 jersey while vice-captain Andy Rennick is sidelined with a shoulder injury.

There are also concerns over props Kelvin Todd, Craig Dunlea and scrum-half Gary Armstrong, though two of the three will start on the bench if they pass fitness tests this morning. "Kelvin and Craig have little injuries and they'll be assessed before we travel down to Wales," said Borders coach Tony Gilbert.

"Gary Armstrong has a stomach bug and his condition will also be established on Friday.

"But it's too soon for Andy Rennick and we're hopeful he'll return next week.

"This is our first game in Wales this season and it'll be a test, because we're playing one of the best sides in the league and possibly one of the top teams in Europe. …

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