Hopetoun Cup

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Hopetoun Cup
Hopetoun Cup.jpg
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1998
Number of teams 2
Country  Australia
 Scotland
Holders  Scotland (2017)
Most titles  Australia (7 titles)

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 7th 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.

Scotland are the current holders winning back-to-back 24–19 in Sydney and 53-24 in Edinburgh in 2017. Australia have 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 P  Australia  Scotland D Australia points Scotland points
Australia Australia 6 4 2 0 172 75
Scotland Scotland 8 6 2 0 212 154
Overall 14 10 4 0 384 229

Results[edit]

Year Date Venue Home Score Away Trophy
Winner
2017 25 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  53–24  Australia Scotland
2017 17 June Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Australia  19–24  Scotland Scotland
2016 12 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  22–23  Australia Australia
2013 23 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  15–21  Australia Australia
2012 5 June Hunter Stadium, Newcastle Australia  6–9  Scotland Scotland
2009 21 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  9–8  Australia Scotland
2006 25 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  15–44  Australia Australia
2004 20 November Hampden Park, Glasgow Scotland  17–31  Australia Australia
6 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh 14–31
2004 19 June Stadium Australia, Sydney Australia  34–13  Scotland Australia
13 June Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 35–15
2000 11 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  9–30  Australia Australia
1998 20 June Lang Park, Brisbane Australia  33–11  Scotland Australia
13 June Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 45–3

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