Scottish Rugby unveils the ‘Auld Alliance’ trophy to be contested against France

A trophy honouring the war dead from the rugby communities of Scotland and France is unveiled today (Friday 9 February) at BT Murrayfield.

The Auld Alliance Trophy will be contested for the first time at Sunday’s NatWest 6 Nations Championship match between Scotland and France, which falls in the centenary year of Armistice.

It specifically commemorates the captains of the two nations in the last matches played before the First World War – Eric Milroy (Scotland) and Marcel Burgun (France), both of whom perished in the conflict.

But it is also a tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In all, 22 French and 30 Scottish internationalists were killed in action, along with countless other club players from both nations.

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