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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GLOATING giant Ally Strokosch has vowed to wind up Gloucester team-mates by showing them pictures of Scotland players celebrating their Calcutta Cup win.
SCOTLAND'S Australia born centre Ben MacDougall is hoping to continue his remarkable rugby journey when England visit Murrayfield for the Calcutta Cup.
Scotland forward Hines said: "Other than the Calcutta Cup win, the tournament was very frustrating.
But now, after speaking with current Scotland coach Frank Hadden, the Australia-born Perpignan lock is preparing to replace suspended Scott Murray in the Calcutta Cup game on February 25.
We want to get back up and running and "I'bring the Calcutta Cup home.
Only a late flurry of injuries would see Slade plunged into action in the Calcutta Cup match at Twickenham, but that has not stopped Lancaster looking to the looming World Cup and its warm-up games as the right time to blood the 21-year-old centre.
They will be hugely motivated by a Calcutta Cup game against England at Murrayfield.
1938: The BBC televised their first rugby match when they covered the Calcutta Cup game between England and Scotland at Twickenham.
Glasgow trio Adam Ashe, Sean Lamont and Pete Horne are all doubtful for Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham.
THE days when the Calcutta Cup was fuelled by a "genuine hatred" between England and Scotland players may be long gone.
Summary: Uncapped Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees will make his England debut in Saturday's Calcutta Cup against Scotland.
Billy Twelvetrees won his first England cap in last season's Calcutta Cup
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