Scotland v England: The Calcutta Cup in numbers

Scotland take on England tomorrow for the Calcutta Cup. Picture: Getty Images
Scotland take on England tomorrow for the Calcutta Cup. Picture: Getty Images
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IT WAS founded in 1879, with well over 100 matches having taken place since then. Here’s a look at the Calcutta Cup in numbers.

122 - Number of times the Calcutta Cup has been played for since 1879, England winning 69, Scotland 39 and 14 draws

270 - Number of Indian Rupees melted down by the Calcutta Football Club to create the trophy

3 - Number of king cobras which form the Cup’s handles

18 - Height of the trophy in inches

11 - Number of games which have not been a contest for the Calcutta Cup - the eight prior to 1879; the World Cup semi-final in 1991 and the 2011 World Cup pool game (both won by England) and the 1971 Centenary match (won by Scotland)

43 - England’s highest points total in the match (2001 and 2005)

33 - Scotland’s highest points total in the match (1986)

9 - Longest Cup-winning streak, set by England between 1991 and 1999

0 - Number of points Scotland scored the last time England visited Murrayfield in 2014 - a 20-0 win for the visitors

12 - Number of years since Scotland last scored a try against England at Murrayfield

6 - Number of months Scotland flanker John Jeffrey was banned for by the SRU for his part in an incident in 1988 which saw the Cup damaged in Edinburgh

1 - Number of matches Dean Richards was banned for due to his part in the same incident

27 - Record individual points tally in the game, set by Jonny Wilkinson in 2007