Six Nations Rugby ~ The Calcutta Cup ~ England v Scotland

Twickenham, Saturday 11th March 2017 ~ To Cap a wonderful Week!

Match programme, ticket and pass to the game! 

Alan and I were very fortunate to be invited to Twickenham courtesy of Nick Goodson the MD of BDB Design Build Ltd from Sheffield,  to watch The Calcutta Cup, the traditional match between England and Scotland as part of the Six Nations Championship.

England 61 ~ Scotland 21

What a game!!

Hopeful Scottish fans!


We were expecting a resurgent Scotland to be a force to be reckoned with but they were given no chance to play.  England were rampant, powerful and clever. They played an amazing game, attacking at every opportunity and scored their first try through Jonathan Joseph after only two minutes of play!

Jonathan Joseph ~ Man of the Match!


England went on to score another six tries with Jonathan Joseph scoring three of them.  He was deservedly voted “Man of the Match”, it was truly thrilling to be there to witness such a victory and with it the Six Nations Trophy for the second year running!

JJ on his way to scoring his hat-trick!!  

There was one hair-raising moment when in the second minute of the game Scotland’s hooker Fraser Brown up-ended  England’s Elliot Daly. It was a late and dangerous tackle and should have warranted a red card, however he only received a yellow card instead? Elliot had to be replaced eventually.

England’s Elliot Daly is up-ended by Scotland’s Fraser Brown?

England now head to Aviva Park, Dublin for their match against Ireland, the championship finale and their chance to win the Grand Slam! It promises to be an enthralling game with the Six Nations Trophy already in the bag and a record-equalling 18th consecutive win, can they do it?  

England’s scrum half Danny Care celebrating one of his two tries in style!


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