Category Archives: Ireland

Remembering when Ireland won the Calcutta Cup…

The Calcutta Cup, long understood to be exclusively retained by the winner of the annual England Scotland fixture, may have been won by Ireland, and indeed Wales towards the end of the 19th Century. The cup was created when the … Continue reading

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The ‘Real’ Triple Crown

In 2006 a silver shield was produced as the physical embodiment of an idea that had existed since 1894. The Triple Crown was first made reference to by the Irish Times in 1894 after Ireland had defeated England, Wales and … Continue reading

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Jolly Jumbucks of the Home Nations!

Maybe Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, never really did say, “Being born in a stable does not make one a horse”, but many Home Nations Rugby officials have also thought bloodlines trump place of birth. At first glance you … Continue reading

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