Why is it called the Calcutta Cup when England play Scotland in rugby union?

Why is it called the Calcutta Cup when England play Scotland in rugby union?
 

The 2018 Six Nations sees Scotland host England on Saturday afternoon, and as tradition dictates, they will be contesting the Calcutta Cup.
Within the larger, more important tournament, England and Scotland compete for a big silver cup with an elephant on the top named after a city in India, which has now changed its name.
It is one of the quirks of international rugby, but it is not random, there is actually a good reason why one of the two captains will be lifting this very trophy this weekend.
The Calcutta Cup is not a modern invention as administrators try and grow the game into new... read more

 
24 February 2018 in Sport, Views: 28
Source: Metro
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