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  Scotsman.com Sport - Calcutta Cup
IT is a long journey from the Lothian Schools rugby select to a Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham...
THE famous Calcutta Cup will be on display at a rugby club's open day in East Lothian this weekend.
THE legend that the Calcutta Cup was created by a group of Englishmen exiled in India, for the...
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  Calcutta Cup in theBorders and East Lothian - Scotlandnow - Global Friends of Scotland
Calcutta Cup in the Borders and East Lothian
The cup also crossed the sea to the Islay beach rugby tournament where children from the island's high school were among the hundreds of people who had the chance to have their picture taken with rugby's oldest trophy.
By the end of the tour, the Calcutta Cup will have travelled the length and breadth of the whole nation so Scots everywhere will have had their chance to be a part of their national team's achievement.
www.friendsofscotland.gov.uk /scotlandnow/issue-03/sports/calcutta-cup-moves-into-the-borders-and-east-lothian.html   (1002 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 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.
In 1988 the cup was damaged by the antics of some drunken players, including England number eight Dean Richards and Scotland flanker John Jeffrey who played football with the Calcutta Cup along Princes Street in Edinburgh.
The RFU refused to turn the Calcutta Cup into a knock-out competition for English club sides (since they believed that ‘competitiveness’ ran against the amateur ethos) but instead decided that a game should be played each year between England and Scotland and whoever wins will keep it for that year.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Calcutta-Cup   (1773 words)

  
 trophys
The Calcutta football club which had been started by former students of rugby school 4 years earlier had been wound up and the remaining rupees in the club's funds were melted down to be re-worked into the trophy.
Established in 1999, the cup was donated to the Australian Rugby Union by the Lansdowne Club of Sydney as a perpetual trophy between Australia and Ireland.
The centre-piece was duly altered and on 13 September, 1902, the shield was presented by the Governor to G.H. Dixon, the Auckland delegate to the NZRFU.
www.rugbyfootballhistory.com /trophys.htm   (1805 words)

  
 South Ayrshire Council - News - Calcutta Cup Visits Girvan Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Calcutta Cup is a Rugby Union trophy which is awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between England and Scotland.
They withdrew the club’s funds from their bank and had the coins melted down and made into a cup, named the Calcutta Cup, which they presented to the Rugby Football Union in 1878 on the understanding that it would be played for annually between Scotland and England.
The Calcutta Cup is finely engraved with three king cobras forming the handles and has a domed lid surmounted by an elephant.
www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk /news/2006/calcuttacup.htm   (333 words)

  
 Definition of calcutta
The Calcutta was introduced in [[1928]] and was used by [[Impe...
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 Oh what a hit 'Calcutta' has been as a broodmare - Horse Racing - Sport   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oh Calcutta was a daughter of handy stallion Streetfighter and while her dam Indian Daughter won only two minor races, she did run third in the Kewney Stakes.
Although she was placed at Moonee Valley, Oh Calcutta raced mainly in Tasmania, winning four races as a two-year-old, the first of those wins being a maiden over five furlongs (1000 metres) at Newnham.
While Piping Lane was to find fame and fortune by winning the 1972 Melbourne Cup, Oh Calcutta was to make her mark as a broodmare, the win of Illusionist at Moonee Valley last Saturday being the most recent by one of her descendants.
www.theage.com.au /news/horse-racing/oh-what-a-hit-calcutta-has-been-as-a-broodmare/2006/06/29/1151174331407.html   (833 words)

  
 Calcutta - Places on Interest
Built in 1912 with the white marble, in memory of Queen Victoria, is one of Calcutta's most beautiful monumental legacies from the Raj.
Close by, is the Assembly House, a unique specimen of Gothic architecture and St. John's Church, the oldest church in Calcutta where lies mausoleum of Job Charnok, the founder of the city.
Away from central Calcutta, Nalban is a beautiful picnic spot for families who want to spend few hours in the quite greenery, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
It is currently held by England, who claimed the trophy by defeating the holders Scotland 42-20 at Twickenham in the 2007 Six Nations Championship on Saturday 3rd February 2007.
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 (now Kolkata).
The record of points scored by a player in a Calcutta Cup game was beaten by Jonny Wilkinson in 2007 when he scored 27 points.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Calcutta_Cup   (836 words)

  
 History
The committee was keen to perpetuated the name of the club and decided in 1879 to present their Calcutta cup, to the Rugby Football Union on the proviso that it should be competed for annually by England and Scotland.
The cup was to become known as the Army Cup.
In the 1970's the Army Cup was dominated by the Welsh regiments.
www.army.mod.uk /aru/history/index.htm   (3571 words)

  
 Jewel & Esk Valley College : News : College News
The Calcutta Cup will travel across Scotland as Scottish Rugby uses it to inspire people to get involved in rugby, driving up participation and retention in playing, coaching and officiating.
Greg Cann, Regional Development Manager for Scottish Rugby Union said: "The Calcutta Cup 2006 tour is an excellent way for Scottish Rugby to recognize and celebrate the development structure within Midlothian, kickstarting future development and laying the groundwork to build stronger partnerships within the region.
The national team's February RBS 6 Nations victory over England at Murrayfield means the 128 year old Calcutta Cup stays in Scotland's safe possession at least until the return match at Twickenham next spring.
www.jevc.ac.uk /news_events/latest_news.aspx?id=105   (373 words)

  
 Ryder Cup - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Ryder Cup, professional golf competition contested biennially by two teams, from the United States and Europe.
Each year many golf championship tournaments take place, and there are major tours on every continent.
In seven Ryder Cup appearances (1967-1979) he won 13, lost 14, and halved 8 matches.
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 Hadden lifts the Calcutta Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scotland coach Frank Hadden was delighted to win the Calcutta Cup with a spirited victory over England.
SCOTLAND'S Calcutta Cup hero of 2000 has backed the nation to sink the Auld Enemy at Murrayfield tomorrow.
On Saturday Scotland snatched back the Calcutta Cup, beating England 18-12, with five penalties from winger Chris Paterson and a drop goal from fly-half Dan Parks.
news.peem.co.uk /Sport/109a42ebc0c-scotland,frank,hadden,calcutta,cup,england   (389 words)

  
 Northampton Saints - News : Pountney, Stewart And Smith In Calcutta Cup Squad
Calcutta Cup 2000 hero Duncan Hodge was today recalled to the Scotland No 10 shirt for Saturday's Six Nations opener against England.
Hodge will take over kicking duties and will be hoping for a repeat of his heroics in the last Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield, when he scored all of his side's points in the now infamous 19 - 13 win over the English, who were on course for a Grand Slam at the time.
There is also a return to the side for Lions No 8 Simon Taylor, who rejoins a back-row boosted by the return of skipper Budge Pountney, the Northampton openside whose prowess in the loose was sorely missed during the Autumn tests.
www.northamptonsaints.co.uk /32_1205.php   (230 words)

  
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The victorious side were actually presented with the Ladies Cup on the day and later given their medals by the club in acknowledgement of their victory.
In 1878 the Calcutta (Rugby) Football Club in India was forced to close because of a lack of interest in the sport.
The Calcutta Club had envisaged the trophy being used as a club competition trophy but the RFU were unwilling to promote a knockout competition between their clubs in case it should lead them down the road to professionalism, so they decided to use it for an international competition.
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 Rugby union: Calcutta Cup good, triple crown better but in truth the slam's the thing | Special reports | Guardian ...
Calcutta Cup good, triple crown better but in truth the slam's the thing
Sure, he said, you always have an eye on the World Cup, but autumn was the time for experimentation and even then it was to get the balance right for the Six Nations, not France in 2007.
Understandable because I suspect Bernard Laporte remembers his inner turmoil last season when Scotland were in with a shout until a touch judge said a try-scoring Scottish foot was in touch and the referee had an aberration, dismissing the wrong Scot (even if it was a sending off offence).
sport.guardian.co.uk /sixnations2006/story/0,,1700973,00.html   (721 words)

  
 Calcutta Cup Origin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The hottest ticket in town is to the Calcutta Cup clash between...
Calcutta Cup The Calcutta Cup is a Rugby Union perpetual challenge trophy at issue since 1878 in the annual match between England and...
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 Calcutta Cup
Some are better than others (I wasn't expecting to be the 'official photographer' as I would probably have used a darker background and got in a bit closer).
Apparently we can have the cup back in September and we could be a little more creative then.
I have colour corrected and cropped some of the photos due to the poor light and clutter but I can send you the original if you email me at jack_ryan@tiscali.co.uk (remember to tell me which picture you want.
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 Jean's Knitting: Calcutta Cup Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Calcutta Cup, otherwise known as 6 nations rugby match Scotland v.
The TV is on and I have my knitting all lined up - not as complicated as your Calcutta Cup project however.
The current thinking on the Calcutta Cup sweater i...
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 RGU: Calcutta Cup to visit Aberdeen to help launch Active Schools
The Calcutta Cup – the prestigious rugby accolade lifted by Scotland last month - will join three Olympic gold medallists in Aberdeen on Friday to launch the local stage of the national Active Schools initiative.
Rugby is a key part of the project and in a major coup for Aberdeen, the Active Schools team has successfully arranged for the Calcutta Cup to be brought to the City to feature in the event.
Brian Morgan, Aberdeen City Council's Active Schools Manager, said: "This is an exciting time for everyone involved in the Active Schools programme and it's particularly exciting to have both the Calcutta Cup and Olympic gold medal winners with us for the launch.
www.rgu.ac.uk /News/disp_NewsPreview.cfm?PGE_ID=32833&vmenu=2   (684 words)

  
 Calcutta cup highlights tasty Six Nations weekend - 24 Feb 2006 - Sport News - New Zealand Herald
The most eagerly-awaited Calcutta Cup clash for years and a fresh start for shell-shocked Wales in Ireland will guarantee another mouth-watering serving of Six Nations rugby this weekend.
With faltering France desperate to please their doubting Paris fans against a much-improved Italy in the third clash of the third round, the grand old tournament continues to enthral.
In recent seasons the Calcutta Cup match has been a given with all-powerful England swatting aside Scotland with disdain.
www.nzherald.co.nz /index.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10369847   (651 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro
That?s more than five times the viewership of Calcutta?s closest competitor Mumbai and over 20 times of the farthest, Chennai.
Despite the strong showing on the TRP charts from Calcutta and the rest of Bengal, not all viewers have been able to tune in to the soccer action.
Adding to the drama of Cup and cable, police are carrying out raids and arrests to check piracy of the ESPN STAR Sports beam in the wake of a Delhi High Court order.
www.telegraphindia.com /1060621/asp/calcutta/story_6377235.asp   (280 words)

  
 England Rugby - England lose to Scotland in Calcutta Cup match
England lost their six-year grip on the Calcutta Cup at a sell-out Murrayfield today to a tenacious Scotland side roared on by their delirious fans.
Paterson did stretch Scotland’s lead to 15-12 later when replacement lock Simon Shaw was penalised for going in at the side of a ruck only for Hodgson to again reply with four minutes left on the clock after wing Sean Lamont had strayed off side at a ruck.
But, as England did the same at the other end in their efforts to find a winning try Patterson was handed one more chance of a pot at goal and duly obliged to seal the match and give Scotland their 40th win in the 113th Calcutta Cup match.
www.england-rugby.com /EnglandRugby/index.cfm?fuseaction=News.News_Detail&storyid=13228   (739 words)

  
 Jungle Crows
The Calcutta Cup is the principal fifteens tournament in Kolkata and runs through the monsoon season from July to August.
The winners of the Calcutta Cup go on to play in the all-India finals, which rotate annually between Kolkata and Mumbai.
The Jungle Crows have also participated in the local under-19s Monsoon Cup and in their first attempt came second.
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Patricia Ferguson, the Minister for Sport and many MSPs will mark the start of the Calcutta Cup’s journey when they join the Scotland coach and players on the steps of Parliament for a 1230 photocall.
Minutes later, Hadden, accompanied by his players and the Calcutta Cup, will address a special session of the parliamentary Cross-Party Group on Sport, which is chaired by Dennis Canavan MSP.
Winning the cup that day was very special and if we can use this to inspire young boys and girls to take up rugby and encourage teenagers to stay in the sport or even get back into sport, then that’s ideal.”
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