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Calcutta Cup: England vs Scotland top five moments

The Calcutta Cup is the oldest international rugby game, the earliest game that was contested for the cup was on Christmas Day in 1872. It is a game that is full of history as we take a walk down memory lane.

Jonny Wilkinson record-breaking 27 points in 2007.

The fly-half is widely regarded as England’s greatest-ever player. Who could forget that drop goal in 2003, but he was well known for his iconic penalty stance. Wilkinson scored a record 27 points against Scotland in 2007. No other player has ever scored more in this fixture, he scored one try, two conversions, five penalties and a drop goal.This was the first time he pulled on an England shirt since the famous drop goal in 2003.

This was the first time he pulled on an England shirt since the famous drop goal in 2003.

Later in this Six Nations campaign, Wilkinson made history as the highest ever point scorer in Five/Six Nations history.

1990 Scotland 13-7 England

The Grand Slam was up for grabs for both teams. England travelled to Murrayfield with a wealth of confidence expecting to waltz their way to victory. Their confidence could not match the enthusiasm of the Auld Enemy.

Scotland snatched the Slam from right beneath England’s noses, Gavin Hastings kicked deep into the English territory and Tony Stanger raced over to score a famous try, that went down in the history books.

1980 Scotland 18-30 England

This marked the ending of a barren decade for England. It came as a relief for the English. This win would confirm the Grand Slam for 1980.

England flew out of the traps and raced into a 16 point lead after 30 minutes as Bill Beaumont’s pack set up the perfect platform to capture the Grand Slam.

1965 England 3-3 Scotland

Although it may not be the most captivating scoreline, it condemned Scotland to the wooden spoon.

With the final moments of the match ticking away and the Scots heading to their first victory in England since 1938. Andy Hancock ran a full 85 yards to score down the left flank.

Watch the historic moment here.

2017 England 61-21 Scotland

England levelled New Zealand’s record for the most consecutive Test wins with a seven-try demolishing of Scotland.

This victory also retained the Six Nations for England and they did it in some style.

However, beating Ireland in Dublin to move ahead of New Zealand’s record wasn’t to be.

If the game on the weekend is anywhere near as exciting as these games, we will be due a cracker, you can catch it on Saturday at 16:45.

 

 

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