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Hopetoun Cup
SportRugby union
Instituted1998
Number of teams2
Country Australia
 Scotland
Holders Australia (2022)
Most titles Australia (8 titles)

The Hopetoun Cup was established as a perpetual rugby union trophy between Australia and Scotland[1] in 1998. In the spirit of the link between the two countries, it is named for John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun (1860–1908), 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, ending Scotland's winning run of three victories in 2022, dating back to 2017.[2] Scotland won back-to-back 24–19 in Sydney, 53–24 in Edinburgh in 2017, and Edinburgh again 15–13 in 2021. 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.[3]

Matches

Details P  Australia  Scotland D Australia points Scotland points
Australia Australia 6 4 2 0 172 75
Scotland Scotland 10 7 3 0 241 184
Overall 16 11 5 0 413 259

Results

Year Date Venue Home Score Away Trophy
Winner
2022 29 October Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  15–16  Australia Australia
2021 7 November Murrayfield, Edinburgh Scotland  15–13  Australia Scotland
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

See also

References

  1. ^ Israel Folau may be gone, but will it make a difference?
  2. ^ "Autumn international: Reaction as Scotland fall short to Australia". BBC Sport. 29 October 2022. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Magnificent Defence Sees Scotland Retain Hopetoun Cup". Scottish Rugby Union. Retrieved 7 November 2021.