1871 Scotland versus England rugby union match

The rugby union match played between Scotland and England on 27 March 1871 was the world's first international rugby match. The match was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in front of 4,000 spectators. Scotland won the match, scoring two tries and a goal to England's single try.[1][2]

First international rugby union match
Raeburn Place fields (photographed in 2013), where the first international was played
Date27 March 1871
VenueRaeburn Place, Edinburgh
Referee(called umpires) Dr Hely Hutchinson Almond (Scotland) and A Ward (England)
Attendance4,000

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