A RUGBY player who drove his club car while twice the legal alcohol limit has been banned from the road for a year.

Selkirk winger Nicolas Pavlovski pleaded guilty at the town's sheriff court to the offence which happened during the early hours of Friday, on October 12.

When breathalysed by police the 26-year-old was found to have a breath/alcohol count of 44 microgrammes - the legal limit being 22.

The court was told how the French national from New Caledonia in the Pacific had left a pub and at 12.30am and decided to drive the club-sponsored car the distance of 50 metres to a takeaway.

The police were informed and he was traced to his home address in West Port where the engine of the vehicle was still warm - and he accepted he was the driver.

In addition to the 12-months disqualification, Pavlovski - who works as a labourer - was fined £500.

He only recently joined Scottish National League Division one outfit Selkirk.