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Five times rugby players seriously MESSED up

3 John Jeffrey & Dean Richards vs the Calcutta Cup, 1988

It was not only Scottish pride that was dented after they lost 9-6 to England at Murrayfield, the almost priceless Calcutta Cup itself came in for some rough treatment itself.

Scotland’s John Jeffrey and England’s Dean Richards (a policeman in the real world) kicked the 110-year-old trophy down Edinburgh’s Princes Street.


he outrage could not have been more had it been the Queen Mother instead of the cup, with some calling for life bans.

As it was, Jeffrey was banned for six months and Richards for one match.


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