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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Scotland had a real swagger over the weekend as the Scotland rugby team won the Calcutta Cup in a gallus display full of flair, fight and finesse.
The only problem is that winning one of our local tournaments - whether it is the Calcutta Cup, or the Triple Crown or the Grand Slam - is no guarantee that we are getting any nearer to consistently beating New Zealand or Australia or South Africa, or winning the World Cup.
Byline: Gordon Parks CUT ABOVE England with Calcutta Cup
The australian knows his honeymoon period concludes when Calcutta Cup hostilities commence and in anticipation of scotland awaiting in ambush in edinburgh, has put his faith in established internationals.
ROSS Ford has told his Scotland team-mates they should not fear another Calcutta Cup defeat to England - but instead relish the chance to rewrite the history books.
ENGLAND'S Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland will reach a new frontier today when British astronaut Tim Peake tunes into the match from space.
Jack Clifford, Paul Hill and Ollie Devoto will win their first caps off the bench in the Calcutta Cup clash, but Hill and Devoto are present only because of injuries to preferred options in their positions.
You can describe it any way you want, but our mission is to go up there and win the Calcutta Cup.
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.
The Calcutta Cup must be retained if England are to have any chance of remaining relevant in the hunt to relieve Wales of their crown and Twelvetrees insists the outcome will be decided by brains as much as brawn.
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