History of rugby union matches between England and Scotland

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England and Scotland have played each other at rugby union since 1871 when Scotland beat England in the first ever rugby union international. A total of 132 matches have been played, with England having won 72 times, Scotland 42 times and eighteen matches have been drawn.

Apart from fixtures played in the Home Nations / Five Nations / Six Nations Championship competitions, two games have been played at the Rugby World Cup in 1991 and 2011, in both of which England were victorious. The sides also met in 1971 in a match to commemorate the centenary of the first match between the sides, with Scotland winning.

Calcutta Cup[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Calcutta Cup.

The Calcutta Cup has been the trophy for the annual fixture between the teams since 1879 and is currently played for in the Six Nations Championship match.

Summary[edit]

Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 England
Won by
 Scotland
Drawn England points Scotland points
In England 64 43 14 7 858 509
In Scotland 67 28 28 11 648 598
Neutral venue 1 1 0 0 16 12
Overall 132 72 42 18 1522 1119

Records[edit]

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record England Scotland
Longest winning streak 10 (16 Feb 1991–2 Apr 2000) 4 (21 Mar 1970–17 Mar 1973)
Largest points for
Home 43 (19 Mar 2005) 33 (15 February 1986)
Away 35 (21 February 2004) 22 (19 March 2005)
Largest winning margin
Home 40 (3 March 2001) 27 (15 February 1986)
Away 26 (2 February 2002) 15 (9 March 1901)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
132 8 February 2014 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 0 – 20  England 2014 Six Nations Championship
131 2 February 2013 Twickenham, London 38 – 18  England 2013 Six Nations Championship
130 4 February 2012 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 6 – 13  England 2012 Six Nations Championship
129 1 October 2011 Auckland, New Zealand 16 – 12  England 2011 Rugby World Cup
128 13 March 2011 Twickenham, London 22 – 16  England 2011 Six Nations Championship
127 13 March 2010 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 15 – 15   draw 2010 Six Nations Championship
126 21 March 2009 Twickenham, London 26 – 12  England 2009 Six Nations Championship
125 8 March 2008 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 15 – 9  Scotland 2008 Six Nations Championship
124 3 February 2007 Twickenham, London 42 – 20  England 2007 Six Nations Championship
123 25 February 2006 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 18 – 12  Scotland 2006 Six Nations Championship
122 19 March 2005 Twickenham, London 43 – 22  England 2005 Six Nations Championship
121 21 February 2004 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 13 – 35  England 2004 Six Nations Championship
120 22 March 2003 Twickenham, London 40 – 9  England 2003 Six Nations Championship
119 2 February 2002 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 3 – 29  England 2002 Six Nations Championship
118 3 March 2001 Twickenham, London 43 – 3  England 2001 Six Nations Championship
117 2 April 2000 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 19 – 13  Scotland 2000 Six Nations Championship
116 20 February 1999 Twickenham, London 24 – 21  England 1999 Five Nations Championship
115 22 March 1998 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 20 – 34  England 1998 Five Nations Championship
114 1 February 1997 Twickenham, London 41 – 13  England 1997 Five Nations Championship
113 2 March 1996 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 9 – 18  England 1996 Five Nations Championship
112 18 March 1995 Twickenham, London 24 – 12  England 1995 Five Nations Championship
111 5 February 1994 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 14 – 15  England 1994 Five Nations Championship
110 6 March 1993 Twickenham, London 26 – 12  England 1993 Five Nations Championship
109 18 January 1992 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 7 – 25  England 1992 Five Nations Championship
108 26 October 1991 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 6 – 9  England 1991 Rugby World Cup
107 16 February 1991 Twickenham, London 21 – 12  England 1991 Five Nations Championship
106 17 March 1990 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 13 – 7  Scotland 1990 Five Nations Championship
105 4 February 1989 Twickenham, London 12 – 12   draw 1989 Five Nations Championship
104 5 March 1988 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 6 – 9  England 1988 Five Nations Championship
103 4 April 1987 Twickenham, London 21 – 12  England 1987 Five Nations Championship
102 15 February 1986 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 33 – 6  Scotland 1986 Five Nations Championship
101 16 March 1985 Twickenham, London 10 – 7  England 1985 Five Nations Championship
100 4 February 1984 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 18 – 6  Scotland 1984 Five Nations Championship
99 5 March 1983 Twickenham, London 12 – 22  Scotland 1983 Five Nations Championship
98 16 January 1982 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 9 – 9   draw 1982 Five Nations Championship
97 21 February 1981 Twickenham, London 23 – 17  England 1981 Five Nations Championship
96 15 March 1980 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 18 – 30  England 1980 Five Nations Championship
95 3 February 1979 Twickenham, London 7 – 7   draw 1979 Five Nations Championship
94 4 March 1978 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 0 – 15  England 1978 Five Nations Championship
93 15 January 1977 Twickenham, London 26 – 6  England 1977 Five Nations Championship
92 21 February 1976 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 22 – 12  Scotland 1976 Five Nations Championship
91 15 March 1975 Twickenham, London 7 – 6  England 1975 Five Nations Championship
90 2 February 1974 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 16 – 14  Scotland 1974 Five Nations Championship
89 17 March 1973 Twickenham, London 20 – 13  England 1973 Five Nations Championship
88 18 March 1972 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 23 – 9  Scotland 1972 Five Nations Championship
87 27 March 1971 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 26 – 6  Scotland RFU centenary match
86 20 March 1971 Twickenham, London 15 – 16  Scotland 1971 Five Nations Championship
85 21 March 1970 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 14 – 5  Scotland 1970 Five Nations Championship
84 15 March 1969 Twickenham, London 8 – 3  England 1969 Five Nations Championship
83 16 March 1968 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 6 – 8  England 1968 Five Nations Championship
82 18 March 1967 Twickenham, London 27 – 14  England 1967 Five Nations Championship
81 19 March 1966 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 6 – 3  Scotland 1966 Five Nations Championship
80 20 March 1965 Twickenham, London 3 – 3   draw 1965 Five Nations Championship
79 21 March 1964 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 15 – 6  Scotland 1964 Five Nations Championship
78 16 March 1963 Twickenham, London 10 – 8  England 1963 Five Nations Championship
77 17 March 1962 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 3 – 3   draw 1962 Five Nations Championship
76 18 March 1961 Twickenham, London 6 – 0  England 1961 Five Nations Championship
75 19 March 1960 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 12 – 21  England 1960 Five Nations Championship
74 21 March 1959 Twickenham, London 3 – 3   draw 1959 Five Nations Championship
73 15 March 1958 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 3 – 3   draw 1958 Five Nations Championship
72 16 March 1957 Twickenham, London 16 – 3  England 1957 Five Nations Championship
71 17 March 1956 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 6 – 11  England 1956 Five Nations Championship
70 19 March 1955 Twickenham, London 9 – 6  England 1955 Five Nations Championship
69 20 March 1954 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 3 – 13  England 1954 Five Nations Championship
68 21 March 1953 Twickenham, London 26 – 8  England 1953 Five Nations Championship
67 15 March 1952 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 3 – 19  England 1952 Five Nations Championship
66 17 March 1951 Twickenham, London 5 – 3  England 1951 Five Nations Championship
65 18 March 1950 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 13 – 11  Scotland 1950 Five Nations Championship
64 19 March 1949 Twickenham, London 19 – 3  England 1949 Five Nations Championship
63 20 March 1948 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 6 – 3  Scotland 1948 Five Nations Championship
62 15 March 1947 Twickenham, London 24 – 5  England 1947 Five Nations Championship
61 18 March 1939 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 6 – 9  England 1939 Home Nations Championship
60 19 March 1938 Twickenham, London 16 – 21  Scotland 1938 Home Nations Championship
59 20 March 1937 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 3 – 6  England 1937 Home Nations Championship
58 21 March 1936 Twickenham, London 9 – 8  England 1936 Home Nations Championship
57 16 March 1935 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 10 – 7  Scotland 1935 Home Nations Championship
56 17 March 1934 Twickenham, London 6 – 3  England 1934 Home Nations Championship
55 18 March 1933 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 3 – 0  Scotland 1933 Home Nations Championship
54 19 March 1932 Twickenham, London 16 – 3  England 1932 Home Nations Championship
53 21 March 1931 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 28 – 19  Scotland 1931 Five Nations Championship
52 15 March 1930 Twickenham, London 0 – 0   draw 1930 Five Nations Championship
51 16 March 1929 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 12 – 6  Scotland 1929 Five Nations Championship
50 17 March 1928 Twickenham, London 6 – 0  England 1928 Five Nations Championship
49 19 March 1927 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 21 – 13  Scotland 1927 Five Nations Championship
48 20 March 1926 Twickenham, London 9 – 17  Scotland 1926 Five Nations Championship
47 21 March 1925 Murrayfield, Edinburgh 14 – 11  Scotland 1925 Five Nations Championship
46 15 March 1924 Twickenham, London 19 – 0  England 1924 Five Nations Championship
45 17 March 1923 Inverleith, Edinburgh 6 – 8  England 1923 Five Nations Championship
44 18 March 1922 Twickenham, London 11 – 5  England 1922 Five Nations Championship
43 19 March 1921 Inverleith, Edinburgh 0 – 18  England 1921 Five Nations Championship
42 20 March 1920 Twickenham, London 13 – 4  England 1920 Five Nations Championship
41 21 March 1914 Inverleith, Edinburgh 15 – 16  England 1914 Five Nations Championship
40 15 March 1913 Twickenham, London 3 – 0  England 1913 Five Nations Championship
39 16 March 1912 Inverleith, Edinburgh 8 – 3  Scotland 1912 Five Nations Championship
38 18 March 1911 Twickenham, London 13 – 8  England 1911 Five Nations Championship
37 19 March 1910 Inverleith, Edinburgh 5 – 14  England 1910 Five Nations Championship
36 20 March 1909 Athletic Ground, Richmond 8 – 18  Scotland 1909 Home Nations Championship
35 21 March 1908 Inverleith, Edinburgh 16 – 10  Scotland 1908 Home Nations Championship
34 16 March 1907 Rectory Field, England 3 – 8  Scotland 1907 Home Nations Championship
33 17 March 1906 Inverleith, Edinburgh 3 – 9  England 1906 Home Nations Championship
32 18 March 1905 Athletic Ground, Richmond 0 – 8  Scotland 1905 Home Nations Championship
31 19 March 1904 Inverleith, Edinburgh 6 – 3  Scotland 1904 Home Nations Championship
30 21 March 1903 Athletic Ground, Richmond 6 – 10  Scotland 1903 Home Nations Championship
29 15 March 1902 Inverleith, Edinburgh 3 – 6  England 1902 Home Nations Championship
28 9 March 1901 Rectory Field, London 3 – 18  Scotland 1901 Home Nations Championship
27 10 March 1900 Inverleith, Edinburgh 0 – 0   draw 1900 Home Nations Championship
26 11 March 1899 Rectory Field, London 0 – 5  Scotland 1899 Home Nations Championship
25 12 March 1898 Powderhall, Scotland 3 – 3   draw 1898 Home Nations Championship
24 13 March 1897 Fallowfield, Manchester 8 – 3  England 1897 Home Nations Championship
23 14 March 1896 Hampden Park, Glasgow 11 – 0  Scotland 1896 Home Nations Championship
22 9 March 1895 Athletic Ground, Richmond 3 – 6  Scotland 1895 Home Nations Championship
21 17 March 1894 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 6 – 0  Scotland 1894 Home Nations Championship
20 4 March 1893 Headingley, Leeds 0 – 8  Scotland 1893 Home Nations Championship
19 6 March 1892 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 0 – 5  England 1892 Home Nations Championship
18 7 March 1891 Athletic Ground, Richmond 3 – 9  Scotland 1891 Home Nations Championship
17 1 March 1890 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 0 – 1  England 1890 Home Nations Championship
16 5 March 1887 Whalley Range, Manchester (1T) 0 – 0 (1T)   draw 1887 Home Nations Championship
15 13 March 1886 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 0 – 0   draw 1886 Home Nations Championship
14 1 March 1884 Rectory Field, London 1 – 0  England 1884 Home Nations Championship
13 3 March 1883 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh (1T) 0 - 0 (2T)  England 1883 Home Nations Championship
12 4 March 1882 Whalley Range, Manchester (0T) 0 – 0 (2T)  Scotland 1881-82 Home Nations rugby union matches
11 19 March 1881 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 1 – 1   draw 1880-81 Home Nations rugby union matches
10 28 February 1880 Whalley Range, Manchester 2 – 1  England 1879-80 Home Nations rugby union matches
9 10 March 1879 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 1 – 1   draw 1878-79 Home Nations rugby union matches
8 4 March 1878 Kennington Oval, London 0 – 0   draw 1877-78 Home Nations rugby union matches
7 5 March 1877 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 1 – 0  Scotland 1876-77 Home Nations rugby union matches
6 6 March 1876 Kennington Oval, London 1 – 0  England 1875-76 Home Nations rugby union matches
5 8 March 1875 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 0 – 0   draw 1874-75 Home Nations rugby union matches
4 23 February 1874 Kennington Oval, London 1 – 0  England 1873-74 Home Nations rugby union matches
3 3 March 1873 West of Scotland F.C., Glasgow 0 – 0   draw 1872-73 Home Nations rugby union matches
2 5 February 1872 Kennington Oval, London 2 – 1  England 1871-72 Home Nations rugby union matches
1 27 March 1871 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 1 – 0  Scotland 1871 Scotland versus England rugby union match

Breakdown[edit]

In the World Cup, the teams have played on two occasions, 1991 and 2011, with England winning both; there have been no draws. In these games, England have scored 25 points, and Scotland 18.

In the Home Nations Championship (1871-1909 and 1932-1939), England played Scotland on 44 occasions, England winning 16, Scotland 19 and nine matches have been drawn. In these games, England have scored points, and Scotland.

In the Five Nations (1910-1931 and 1947-1999), England played Scotland on 70 occasions, England winning 43, Scotland 19 and eight matches have been drawn. In these games, England have scored 942 points, and Scotland 688.

In the Six Nations (2000-present), England have played Scotland on 15 occasions, England winning 11, Scotland 3 and one match has been drawn. In these games, England have scored 400 points, and Scotland 189.

In other test matches, England have played Scotland on just the one occasion, in 1971, at Murrayfield, to mark the 100th anniversary of the very first match played between England and Scotland at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, Scotland winning the match by 26 points to 6.

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