Hopetoun Cup

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Hopetoun Cup
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1998
No. of teams 2
Country  Australia
 Scotland
Most recent champion(s)  Australia

The Hopetoun Cup was established as a perpetual rugby union trophy between Australia and Scotland in 1998. In the spirit of the link between the two countries, it is named after the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, a Scotsman, who, as the then Governor-General of Australia, presided over the Federation of Australia in 1901. Like the Cook Cup, the Hopetoun Cup is crystal and was designed by Royal Doulton in London.

Australia are the current holders, having won the cup in 2013 with their 21–15 win at Murrayfield. Australia have also held the cup for the majority of its existence. However, in 2009 and 2012, Scotland recorded back-to-back wins to hold the cup for four years.


Matches[edit]

Details Played Won by Australia Won by Scotland Drawn Australia points Scotland points
In Australia 5 4 1 0
In Scotland 6 5 1 0
Overall 11 9 2 0 ' '

Results[edit]

Year Date Venue Home Score Away Match

Winner

Trophy

Winner

2013 23 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  15 – 21  Australia  Australia Australia
2012 5 June Hunter Stadium, Newcastle Australia  6 – 9  Scotland  Scotland Scotland
2009 21 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  9 – 8  Australia  Scotland Scotland
2006 25 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  15 – 44  Australia  Australia Australia
2004 20 November Hampden Park, Glasgow Scotland  17 – 31  Australia  Australia Australia
6 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh 14 – 31  Australia
2004 19 June Stadium Australia, Sydney Australia  34 – 13  Scotland  Australia Australia
13 June Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 35 – 15  Australia
2000 11 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  9 – 30  Australia  Australia Australia
1998 20 June Lang Park, Brisbane Australia  33 – 11  Scotland  Australia Australia
13 June Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 45 – 3  Australia

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