Why is the rugby game between England and Scotland called The Calcutta Cup?
#31988. Asked by mochyn. (Apr 20 03 2:52 PM)
After the place Calcutta in India.
Rugby Football was introduced in Calcutta sometime in 1872.
The Calcutta Football Club (CFC) which was abolished in 1876 ( or 1877 ? ), was resuscitated in 1884 for Rugby alone.
The Calcutta Cup is a Rugby Union perpetual challenge trophy at issue since 1878 ( or 1876 ?) in the annual match between England and Scotland. The cup was fashioned from the silver rupees left after the disbandment of the Calcutta Football Club in 1877, and was fashioned by Indian craftsmen and presented to the Rugby Football Union.
Apr 20 03, 3:53 PM
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