Calcutta Cup


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Calcutta Cup

n
(Rugby) rugby union a trophy competed for annually by England and Scotland since 1879
[after the Calcutta Rugby and Cricket Club, who donated the trophy to the Rugby Football Union in 1878]

Calcutta Cup

Prize awarded to the winner of the international match between England and Scotland.
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From Greencroft Comprehensive to helping plan Calcutta Cup wins, Smith has shifted sharply up the ladder since completing a strength and conditioning masters degree at Edinburgh's Heriot Watt University.
A week today the pair are set to lock horns in the 'clash of the 10s' when England go to Murrayfield for the Calcutta Cup.
SCOTLAND will be desperate to restore national pride when they face the Auld Enemy in a Calcutta Cup cracker a week on Saturday - and YOU could be at Murrayfield thanks to MailSportand The Famous Grouse.
Saturday's impressive 42-20 Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland was largely due to the efforts of 2003 World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson, Jason Robinson, Mike Tindall and Phil Vickery.
D&S Footwear, of King Street, Barwell, near Hinckley, made 14-year-old Richard Williams a pair of size 17 boots so he can play at Twickenham before Saturday's Calcutta cup match between England and Scotland.
The Edinburgh Reivers centre and prop were not deemed sufficiently match fit on their respective returns after injury for Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham.
DOUGIE FIFE insists the curse of Twickenham provides the perfect challenge to bring the Calcutta Cup back to Scotland.
DANNY Care is convinced England are ready to produce "something special" in Saturday's Calcutta Cup showdown with Scotland.
CAPTAIN Phil Vickery delivered a damning verdict after England's latest Calcutta Cup calamity ended their Six Nations title hopes and guaranteed another campaign of crushing under-achievement.
The Edinburgh prop has started all three of Scotland's matches in this season's RBS 6 Nations campaign and he is expected to retain his spot on the left of the front row when Frank Hadden announces his Calcutta Cup side.
HEAD coach Frank Hadden insists Scotland are not living in fear of the Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield despite suffering a third convincing Six Nat ions defeat to Ireland.
QUIET guy Andy Henderson last night revealed Scotland can shatter England in Saturday's Calcutta Cup showdown at Murrayfield -by beating them at TIG!
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