Five classic Calcutta Cup clashes


Unbeaten England travel to Murrayfield to take on Scotland in this year’s NatWest Six Nations Calcutta Cup clash.

Scotland have not won this famous fixture since the 18-12 victory at Murrayfield 10 years ago and here, Press Association Sport takes a look at five classic encounters between the two sides.

Beaumont engineers Grand Slam victory

Scotland 18 England 30, 1980

Bill Beaumont led England to victory in 1980 (PA Archive)
Bill Beaumont led England to victory in 1980 (PA Archive)

Murrayfield mauling

Scotland 33 England 6, 1986

Rugby Union – Five Nations Championship – Scotland v Wales
Scotland’s Gavin Hastings was a key man in the win over England (Neal Simpson/Empics)

Grand Slam hopes washed away

Scotland 19 England 13, 2000

Scotland v England
Scotland’s Duncan Hodge, left, is congratulated by team-mates Gregor Townsend, right, and James McLaren, centre, after scoring a try against England (Ben Curtis/PA)

England let loose

England 40 Scotland 9, 2003

RBS 6 Nations England v Scotland
England players celebrate with the Calcutta Cup after their victory against Scotland (Tom Hevezi/PA)

A Twickenham humbling

England 61 Scotland 21, 2017

England v Scotland – RBS Six Nations – Twickenham Stadium
England’s Jonathan Joseph celebrates with the Calcutta Cup after his hat-trick (David Davies/PA)


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