Courier Returns Calcutta Cup
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
on behalf of Eagle Couriers
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A driver who works with a Scottish independent courier company had to take on the unwanted job of delivering the Calcutta cup to a victorious English team.
Graham McEwan, driver with Eagle Couriers had to drive the 133 year old trophy from Murrayfield to Twickenham after the Scot’s were defeated at home by their oldest rivals. Graham joked he now knows how Dan Parks felt after handing the cup over to the English.
Dan Parks, who recently resigned from the Scotland team had been criticised for his poor performance in the opening match of the Six Nations against England.
Graham said “This is the first time we’ve been asked to transport the Calcutta Cup, so it’s a real shame I had to make the journey the wrong way round.”
The priceless trophy- fashioned by Indian craftsmen at the height of British colonial power- was sealed in a protective box for the journey south.
Graham added “We handle any package with the utmost respect, but this was a job which warranted the most special care and I didn’t leave the vehicle at any time, even during brief rest stops.”
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