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Calcutta Cup

Calcutta Cup


A Brief History Of Calcutta Cup

The Calcutta Cup is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between England and Scotland.

On Christmas Day 1872, a game of rugby football, between 20 players representing England on the one side and 20 representing Scotland, Ireland and Wales on the other, was played in Calcutta.

The match was such a success that it was repeated a week later: the game of rugby had reached India. These lovers of rugby football wanted to form a club in the area and the aforementioned matches were the agents which led to the formation of the Calcutta Football Club in January 1873.

The Calcutta Club joined the Rugby Football Union in 1874. Despite the Indian climate not being entirely suitable for playing rugby, the club prospered during that first year. However, when the free bar had to be discontinued, the membership took an appreciable drop. Other sports, such as tennis and polo, which were considered to be more suited to the local climate, were making inroads into the numbers of gentlemen available. The members decided to disband but keen to perpetuate the name of the club, they withdrew the club's funds from the bank; which were in Silver Rupees, had them melted down and made into a cup which they presented to the RFU in 1878 on the proviso that it should be competed for annually.
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Venue
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
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Twickenham
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Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
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Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Murrayfield
Twickenham
Inverleh
Twickenham
Inverleh
Twickenham
Inverleh
Twickenham
Inverleh
Twickenham
Inverleh
Richmond
Inverleh
Blackheath
Inverleh
Richmond
Inverleh
Richmond
Inverleh
Blackheath
Inverleh
Blackheath
Powderhall Edinburgh
Fallowfield Manchester
Hampden Park
Richmond
Raeburn Place
Headingley
Raeburn Place
Richmond
Raeburn Place
Manchester
Raeburn Place
Blackheath
Raeburn Place
Manchester
Raeburn Place
Manchester
Raeburn Place
Winners
England 22 16 Scotland
England 15 15 Scotland
England 26 12 Scotland
Scotland 15 - 9 England
England 42 - 20 Scotland
Scotland 18 - 12 England
England 43 - 22 Scotland
England 35 - 13 Scotland
England 40 - 9 Scotland
England 29 - 3 Scotland
England 43 - 3 Scotland
Scotland 19 - 13 England
England 24 - 21 Scotland
England 34 - 20 Scotland
England 41 - 13 Scotland
England 18 - 9 Scotland
England 24 - 12 Scotland
England 15 - 14 Scotland
England 26 - 12 Scotland
England 25 - 7 Scotland
England 21 - 12 Scotland
Scotland 13 - 7 England
Draw England 12 - Scotland 12
England 9 - 6 Scotland
England 21 - 12 Scotland
Scotland 33 - 6 England
England 10 - 7 Scotland
Scotland 18 - 6 England
Scotland 22 - 12 England
Draw Scotland 9 - England 9
England 23 - 17 Scotland
England 30 - 18 Scotland
Draw England 7 - Scotland 7
England 15 - 0 Scotland
England 26 - 6 Scotland
Scotland 22 - 12 England
England 7 - 6 Scotland
Scotland 16 - 14 England
England 20 - 13 Scotland
Scotland 23 - 9 England
Scotland 16 - 15 England
Scotland 14 - 5 England
England 8 - 3 Scotland
England 8 - 6 Scotland
England 27 - 14 Scotland
Scotland 6 - 3 England
Draw England 3 Scotland 3
Scotland 15 - 6 England
England 10 - 8 Scotland
Draw Scotland 3 - England 3
England 6 - 0 Scotland
England 21 - 12 Scotland
Draw England 3 - England 3
Draw Scotland 3 - England 3
England 16 - 3 Scotland
England 11 - 6 Scotland
England 9 - 6 Scotland
England 13 - 3 Scotland
England 26 - 8 Scotland
England 19 - 3 Scotland
England 5 - 3 Scotland
Scotland 13 - 11 England
England 19 - 3 Scotland
Scotland 6 - 3 England
England 24 - 5 Scotland
England 9 - 6 Scotland
Scotland 21 - 16 England
England 6 - 3 Scotland
England 9 - 8 Scotland
Scotland 10 - 7 England
England 6 - 3 Scotland
Scotland 3 - 0 England
England 16 - 3 Scotland
Scotland 28 - 19 England
Draw England 0 - 0 Scotland
Scotland 12 - 6 England
England 6 - 0 Scotland
Scotland 21 - 13 England
Scotland 17 - 9 England
Scotland 14 - 11 England
England 19 - 0 Scotland
England 8 - 6 Scotland
England 11 - 5 Scotland
England 18 - 0 Scotland
England 13 - 4 Scotland
England 16 - 15 Scotland
England 3 - 0 Scotland
Scotland 8 - 3 England
England 13 - 8 Scotland
England 14 - 5 Scotland
Scotland 18 - 8 England
Scotland 16 - 10 England
Scotland 8 - 3 England
England 9 - 3 Scotland
Scotland 8 - 0 England
Scotland 6 - 3 England
Scotland 10 - 6 England
England 6 - 3 Scotland
Scotland 18 - 3 England
Draw Scotland 0 - 0 England
Scotland 5 - 0 England
Draw Scotland 3 - 3 England
England 8 - 3 Scotland
Scotland 11 - 0 England
Scotland 6 - 3 England
Scotland 6 - 0 England
Scotland 8 - 0 England
England 5 - 0 Scotland
Scotland 9 - 3 England
England 6 - 0 Scotland
Draw
Draw Scotland 0 - 0 England
England - Scotland
England
Scotland
Draw Scotland England
England
Draw Scotland England