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Post by Sat31March1928 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:05 pm

14 Instances of Hearts , Hibs and Scotland being at home on the same day.

Only one instance of all 3 winning in 1901.

Now very unlikely that the Police (or TV) would allow it to happen if Scottish Cup day coincided with a home Rugby fixture.

1 Sat 02 Feb 1889 Hearts 6 Dundee Wanderers 0 Friendly ; Hibernian 2 St Bernards 2 F ; Scotland 0G-0G Wales : Raeburn Place

2 Sat 04 Feb 1893 Hearts 1 Queens Park 1 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 3 Clyde 4 F ; Scotland 0-9 Wales : Raeburn Place
3 Sat 20 Feb 1897 Hearts 5 Clyde 0 Division 1 ; Hibernian 1 Queens Park 4 F ; Scotland 8-3 Ireland : Powderhall

4 Sat 23 Feb 1901 Hearts 3 Celtic 2 Inter City L ; Hibernian 1 Royal Albert 0 Scottish Cup ; Scotland 9-5 Ireland : Inverleith
5 Sat 15 Mar 1902 Hearts 2 Bathgate 0 EoSS ; Hibernian 3 St Bernards 0 East of Scotland Shield ; Scotland 3-6 England : Inverleith

6 Sat 24 Jan 1925 Hearts 4 Leith Athletic 1 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 0 Aberdeen 2 Scottish Cup ; Scotland 25-4 France : Inverleith
7 Sat 19 Jan 1929 Hearts 0 Airdrieonians 2 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 1 St Johnstone 2 Scottish Cup ; Scotland 6-3 France : Murrayfield

8 Sat 16 Jan 1932 Hearts 13 Lochgelly United 3 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 2 Dundee United 3 Scottish Cup ; Scotland 3-6 South Africa : Murrayfield

9 Sat 05 Feb 1949 Hearts 3 Third Lanark 1 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 1 Raith Rovers 1 Scottish Cup ; Scotland 6-5 Wales : Murrayfield

10 Sat 24 Feb 1951 Hearts 1 Celtic 2 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 2 East Fife 0 L1 ; Scotland 5-6 Ireland : Murrayfield
11 Sat 02 Feb 1957 Hearts 0 Rangers 4 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 3 Aberdeen 4 Scottish Cup ; Scotland 9-6 Wales : Murrayfield

12 Sat 03 Feb 1973 Hearts 0 Airdrieonians 0 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 2 Morton 0 Scottish Cup ; Scotland 10-9 Wales : Murrayfield
13 Sat 04 Mar 1978 Hearts 1 Dumbarton 1 First Division ; Hibernian 0 Partick Thistle 0 Scottish Cup ; Scotland 0-15 England : Murrayfield
14 Sat 03 Mar 1979 Hearts 1 Morton 1 Scottish Cup ; Hibernian 1 Dundee United 0 P ; Scotland 11-11 Ireland : Murrayfield
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Post by the hibLOG » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:32 pm

Some pitiful rugby scores there. Puts the lie to the idea that rugby was always thrilling in the old days and has only recently turned into glorified British Bulldog.
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Re: Rugger Buggers in Edinburgh

Post by Scottish » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:53 am

Points were fewer back in the day. Three for a try for example.

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Post by the hibLOG » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:29 am

scottish wrote:Points were fewer back in the day. Three for a try for example.
I know, but still, some of those scorelines point to scoring tallies of 2-1 and the like. I remember such games at school (and on occasion at Murrayfield) which consisted entirely of huge rolling mauls punctuated only by scrums imposed like a boxing referee separating fighters in a clinch.
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Post by Sat31March1928 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:51 am

The day of the 1896 Cup Final at Logie Green Scotland were playing England at Rugby at Hampden Park.

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Re: Rugger Buggers in Edinburgh

Post by Scottish » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:14 pm

the hibLOG wrote: I know, but still, some of those scorelines point to scoring tallies of 2-1 and the like. I remember such games at school (and on occasion at Murrayfield) which consisted entirely of huge rolling mauls punctuated only by scrums imposed like a boxing referee separating fighters in a clinch.
Well, they have effed about not just with scoring systems but also the laws of the game. Other than tinkering with the offside system and the back pass football hasn't undergone many changes since the big offside change nearly 90 years ago. Take Scotland's infamous 44-0 loss to South Africa in 1952 for example. That would have been 62-0 under present scoring. But any football score in 1952 would be exactly the same today.

Fortunately I could claim medical exemption at school (though oddly enough I was always in tip-top condition for football) and the best thing about it was that the Brown brothers - being former pupils - played for Scotland and any cap meant a half day holiday. Guess which mug was delegated to go to the Rector and claim a full day the first time they played together for the national team?

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Post by problemchild » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:33 pm

I've heard it said, due to the lack of flair and excitement half a century ago, that if you were a fan of rugby in the 60s, you were really a fan of rugby.

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Re: Rugger Buggers in Edinburgh

Post by Scottish » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:50 am

problemchild wrote:I've heard it said, due to the lack of flair and excitement half a century ago, that if you were a fan of rugby in the 60s, you were really a fan of rugby.
Which of course is why they've changed laws and scoring systems ad infinitum ever since. The only time I ever really enjoyed it was when I lived in Cornwall. There, as in South Wales and the Borders, it is the most popular sport, not the preserve of the Barbour jacket & hip flask brigade. An indication of how popular is that in the close to six years I lived there the biggest rugby crowd was 3,888 and the biggest football crowd 479 (and that was only thanks to 300 groundhoppers coming down over Easter). Considering the population of the Penzance-Newlyn-Mousehole area is just over 20,000 that's pretty impressive for the Pirates.

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