MELROSE will show their support to Doddie Weir’s charity with new logos on their shirts for the rest of the season.

My Name’5 Doddie will be emblazoned across the chests of the National Two players.

The move comes after a sponsorship deal was secured from an anonymous local businessman.

Mike Dalgetty, director of rugby at Melrose, said: “We are eternally grateful to our generous donor, and respect his wishes to remain anonymous.

"Doddie is a hugely admired and much-loved personality on the world rugby stage.

"And he’s also one of us.

"So, we’re delighted to be able to help him raise awareness for his MND charity.

"As awareness of this awful disease increases, important clinical research will be funded.

"Hopefully one day soon a cure for MND will be found.”

As well as winning 61 caps for Scotland, Doddie played lock-forward for Melrose between 1991 and 1995.

In June 2017 he revealed he was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease.

He has campaigned ever since to raise awareness and funds towards research.

Doddie added: “The support we have received from the rugby family has been extraordinary.

"It has meant a great deal to me, Kathy and our family and the trustees of My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.

"To have the Foundation's logo displayed on the Melrose jersey is just fantastic.

"It represents everything I know about the club.

"It has a good heart and the players, administrators, and supporters are determined to show they are with us and behind us."