The history of the productMATCH 1871
RUGBY WAS INVENTED IN 1823 AND THE FIRST RULES WERE CODIFIED IN 1846. IN 1871 THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL MATCH WAS PLAYED BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND.
The game was played with 20 players on each team and two 50-minute halves. In Edinburgh at Raeburn Stadium, on March 27, 1871, the English lost to the Scottish team. The Scottish players played in blue with a round neck shirt, the thistle embroidered on the heart. The English players wore the rose, also embroidered, but on a white shirt with a broken collar. A few years later, the Calcutta Cup was created and became the oldest trophy in the history of rugby. The Calcutta Cup, made from melted silver rupees, is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual match between England and Scotland.