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England - Holders of the Raeburn Shield
Which Tyler (IP Logged)
20 November, 2017 12:18
Sorry for the delay - but I only noticed this morning.
Aus nabbed the Raeburn Shield of the All Blacks in the 3rd and final Bledisloe Cup match of the year; then defended it against Wales; and handed it over to England.
So we've got to defend the shield against Samoa, and then hopefully carry it through the 6N!


For those who don't know:
The Raeburn Shield is a Challenge Trophy to be put up by the current holder, or defender, in every match it plays home or away (in the same manner as a world boxing title). The winner would either remain or become the holder.

It stretches back in this manner from the very first game of International Rugby Union in 1871 between Scotland and England played at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh (Hence the name).

Re: England - Holders of the Raeburn Shield
Squawker2 (IP Logged)
20 November, 2017 13:22
Is there an actual shield or is it an intangible award?


Stuart Barnes is a Cock Womble

Re: England - Holders of the Raeburn Shield
primavesi (IP Logged)
20 November, 2017 13:36
It is interesting that there is no England v Australia thread (until this one) unlike after Argentina.

Anyway, good to have the shield back.. Lets hope we can keep it for a the whole of the 6 nations..

Re: England - Holders of the Raeburn Shield
Waldo (IP Logged)
20 November, 2017 16:07
Is there an actual shield or is it an intangible award?

I believe it is indeed a mythical trophy

Re: England - Holders of the Raeburn Shield
Pimpernel44 (IP Logged)
27 November, 2017 11:26
Yes, it's a virtual award!

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