The Calcutta Cup comes to the Kids' Hospital

There were smiles aplenty when two of Scotland’s rugby stars came to visit the Royal Children’s Hospital after their stunning victory over old rivals England in this year’s Six Nations Tournament.

Centre, Peter Horne, and second-row, Jonny Gray, delighted young patients when they brought in the winning trophy from the match – the Calcutta Cup – which Scotland has won for the first time in a decade.

The duo spent time chatting with young patients and their families, signing autographs and posing for photographs.


The historic Calcutta Cup was first competed for in 1879.
Scotland’s 25-13 historic victory was their first in 10 years.

Kevin Hill, director, Royal Hospital for Children, said: “A stay in hospital can be difficult for anyone, but particularly for children. The visit by Peter and Jonny brought some joy and laughter and really brightened up the day for our young patients and their families.

“Some of our lucky staff were also able to get up close to the famous silverware and to meet their rugby heroes and I know it made their day too.

“My thanks go to our supporters, the Children’s Hospital Charity, who organised the day. Visits like this really help to make time in hospital a bit easier and we are grateful to them for arranging it.”

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