Rugby: Scotland celebrates with Calcutta Cup – Rugby

Rugby: Scotland celebrates with Calcutta Cup - Rugby

The Scots celebrate their victory at Twickenham, England, and celebrate with the Calcutta Cup, which has been played annually between England and Scotland since 1883. Photo: dpa

Heidelberg. (CPB) The day of the first match of the six-nation tournament of Europe’s major rugby teams came as a big surprise. Because defending champions and vice-world champions England had to concede a better defeat to the Scots at Twickenham with 6:11 (6: 8) points.

1926, 1938, 1971, 1983 and 2021 – In the 150-year international history of both neighbors, Scotland has won only five times at the “Home of Rugby” in south-west London; The Scots’ Jubilee was already overbearing, just stupid that the rugby pubs at home were closed due to the coronovirus epidemic and were not even allowed to be in the stadium to celebrate the sensation.

At the beginning of the tournament, particularly strict sanitation rules were implemented at the three stadiums. The players sang the national anthem with a good two-meter safety distance, then gasped for about 80 minutes and sweated headlong into the crowd. Funny too: there wasn’t really a single act around the Scots, which have been played every year since 1883 Calcutta Cup To hand over, this is why Captain Stuart Hogg snatched the magnificent silver from the table of honor only …

The British sincerely congratulated him. Asked why his team finished in fourth place last year, coach Eddie Jones replied: “Because I obviously didn’t prepare the team well.” Sir Clive Woodward, who won England the world title in 2003, said Scotland had “not only a lot of possession, but also an impeccable defense”. So the host team scored just two penalties by their captain Owen Farrell (Sarkens RFC London) Belongs to. The Scots were also awarded two penalties by Finn Russell (Racing 92 Paris), but the difference between victory and defeat was to the left of Dulan van der Merwe, a 25-year-old South African native who was in the 30th. In the minute, the game is being tried to balance the goal line.

In the opening game of the tournament, last year’s second France performed a rugby fireworks display at the Olympic Stadium in Rome and did not beat the Bad Italians with 10:50 (3:24). At the nearly deserted stadium, in which about 50 men in yellow were guarding empty plastic seats, the team of two coaches Fabin Galthey and Rafael Ibáñez had seven by Dylan Cretin (Leon), Gayle Fickau, Teddy Thomas (both of Stade Friday) Made efforts. Paris), Arthur Vincent (Montpellier), Bryce Dulin (La Rochelle) and Antoine DuPont, the prolific crush of Toulouse, who was voted “Player of the Day”. Bordeaux playwright Matthew Zalibert hit the target with six runs and a penalty. Luca Sperandio of Treviso scored a try for Italy and scored with Paolo Garbisi, a 20-year-old Venetian playing for Treviso, and a penalty kick.

After Sunday’s game, in which Wales won over Ireland, winning 13:13 (6:13), the Scots and French also continued to race for the Grand Slam. He scored two tries by George North (LaNelli Scarlets) and Luis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester RFC), and Leigh Halfpany (LaNelli) hit a rise between the goal posts and three penalties. Ireland scored with an effort taken by Todd Beirne (Munster), Johnny Sexton (Leinster) and three penalties. The Irish had debilitated themselves as Peter O’Mahony (Presentation College Brey & Munster) received a red card 14 minutes later for a rough game.

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