Centenary Quaich
SportRugby union
Instituted1989
Number of teams2
Country Ireland
 Scotland
Holders Ireland (2023)
Most titles Ireland (20 titles)

The Centenary Quaich (/ˈkwx/; Scottish Gaelic: Cuach nan Ceud Bliadhna; Irish: Corn na Céad Bliain) is an international rugby union award contested annually by Ireland and Scotland as part of the Six Nations Championship.

A "Quaich" is a Gaelic drinking vessel[1] and has been presented to the winners of the fixture since 1989.[2] It was introduced to mark the centenary of the founding of the International Rugby Football Board (founded 1887, which later became World Rugby).[3] Since the introduction of the cup, Ireland have won it twenty times while Scotland have won it fourteen times, with one drawn fixture.

The Quaich is one of a number of similar cups contested for between individual teams as part of their international fixture list. Other examples within the Six Nations Championship include the Calcutta Cup (Scotland vs. England), the Millennium Trophy (England vs. Ireland), the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy (France vs. Italy) and the Auld Alliance Trophy between France and Scotland.

The contest for the Quaich has been notable for periods of dominance by one or other team; Scotland held the trophy for eleven years when first contested, while Ireland have dominated from 2000 onwards.

The current holders are Ireland who won a sixth successive contest after beating Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium on 12 March 2023.[4]

Summary

Overall

Host Played Wins for Draws Points for
 Ireland  Scotland  Ireland  Scotland
Ireland Ireland 17 11 5 1 413 245
Scotland Scotland 18 9 9 0 443 349
Overall 35 20 14 1 856 594

Records

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

Record Ireland Scotland
Longest winning streak 8 (2 Mar 2002–19 Mar 2010) 5 (4 Feb 1995–18 Feb 2000)
Largest points for
Home 44 (19 February 2000) 38 (1 March 1997)
Away 40 (21 March 2015) 25 (19 March 2016)
Largest winning margin
Home 22 (2 February 2014) 28 (1 March 1997)
Away 30 (16 February 2003)/(21 March 2015) 8 (15 February 1992)

Results

Year Date Venue Home Score Away Trophy
Winner
Report
1989 4 March Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  37–21  Ireland Scotland [5]
1990 3 February Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  10–13  Scotland Scotland [6]
1991 16 March Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  28–25  Ireland Scotland [7]
1992 15 February Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  10–18  Scotland Scotland [8]
1993 16 January Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  15–3  Ireland Scotland [9]
1994 5 March Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  6–6  Scotland Draw [10]
1995 4 February Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  26–13  Ireland Scotland [11]
1996 20 January Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  10–16  Scotland Scotland [12]
1997 1 March Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  38–10  Ireland Scotland [13]
1998 7 February Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  16–17  Scotland Scotland [14]
1999 20 March Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  30–13  Ireland Scotland [15]
2000 19 February Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  44–22  Scotland Ireland [16]
2001 22 September Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  32–10  Ireland Scotland [17]
2002 2 March Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  43–22  Scotland Ireland [18]
2003 16 February Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  6–36  Ireland Ireland [19]
2004 27 March Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  37–16  Scotland Ireland [20]
2005 12 February Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  13–40  Ireland Ireland [21]
2006 11 March Lansdowne Road, Dublin Ireland  15–9  Scotland Ireland [22]
2007 10 March Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  18–19  Ireland Ireland [23]
2008 23 February Croke Park, Dublin Ireland  34–13  Scotland Ireland [24]
2009 14 March Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  15–22  Ireland Ireland [25]
2010 20 March Croke Park, Dublin Ireland  20–23  Scotland Scotland [26]
2011 27 February Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  18–21  Ireland Ireland [27]
2012 10 March Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  32–14  Scotland Ireland [28]
2013 24 February Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  12–8  Ireland Scotland [29]
2014 2 February Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  28–6  Scotland Ireland [30]
2015 21 March Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  10–40  Ireland Ireland [31]
2016 19 March Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  35–25  Scotland Ireland [32][33]
2017 4 February Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  27–22  Ireland Scotland [34]
2018 10 March Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  28–8  Scotland Ireland [35]
2019 9 February Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  13–22  Ireland Ireland [36]
2020 1 February Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  19–12  Scotland Ireland [37]
2021 14 March Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  24–27  Ireland Ireland [38]
2022 19 March Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland  26–5  Scotland Ireland [39][40]
2023 12 March Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Scotland  7–22  Ireland Ireland [4][41]

See also

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