Vintage Calcutta Cups, cricket on Channel 4 and the Super Bowl | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features the Australian Open, Sean Dyche off on one and Palmeiras’ boss getting a dousing

1) The Six Nations begins on Saturday and England face Scotland at Twickenham, where the Scots famously haven’t won since 1983. It’s rarely a happy hunting ground for them. Still, here’s an impressive if narrow Scotland win from 1971 and notable draws from 1979 and the last-day 38-38 thriller from two years ago. There’s rather more footage to mine on the England win side of the ledger at Twickenham. Here’s some vintage action from their win in 1949, Movietone footage of their swashbuckling 27-14 home success in 1967, Clive Woodward’s side showing their 2003 World Cup credentials in sweeping Scotland aside to complete that year’s grand slam, and a Calcutta Cup pummelling from four years ago.

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