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Quiz I

  1. How many times has Dan Carter been named World Player of the Year?




  2. Achieved between 2015 and 2016, how many victories featured in New Zealand's longest winning streak?
  3. Steve Hansen is the New Zealand coach, but in which position did he represent Canterbury at first-class level 21 times?
  4. With 49 tries in 62 tests, which player is the All Blacks' all-time highest try scorer?
  5. Only two players have been named the World Rugby Player of the Year for two consecutive years, both All Blacks, can you name them?
  6. The All Blacks last loss at Eden Park was in July, 1994, when which team beat them 23-20?
  7. Which Japanese rugby union team did Dan Carter joined? (Hint: its the sixth-largest city in Japan)
  8. Who scored a record six tries in a match against Japan in the 1995 Rugby World?
  9. Which past player was nicknamed 'Pinetree' due to his physical presence?
  10. Who was named captain of the side that would go on to win the first World Cup in 1987, but withdrew with an injury? And who took over as captain to lift the cup?
  11. The legend Jonah Lomu scored how many tries against England in the semi-final of the 1995 World Cup?
  12. Can you name the youngest New Zealander in history to reach 100 tests, achieving the feat 8 years and two months after his test debut?
  13. Which player has represented his country in both rugby union and cricket?
  14. Who was the main goalkicker for the All Blacks from 1985 to 1993, amassing 645 points?
  15. Who scored New Zealand's only try in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final against France?

Answers:

  1. Three times
  2. 18 test victories
  3. Hansen played centre
  4. Doug Howlett





  5. Richie McCaw and Beauden Barrett
  6. France (they also drew with South Africa 18-18 in their next match and the Lions in 2017)
  7. Kobe Steel Rugby Club
  8. Marc Ellis
  9. Colin Meads
  10. Andy Dalton was injures. David Kirk took over as captain.
  11. 4 tries
  12. Sam Whitelock
  13. Jeff Wilson
  14. Grant Fox
  15. Tony Woodcock



Quiz II

  1. Which player holds the record for most tests as All Black captain: Sean Fitzpatrick, Richie McCaw or Reuben Thorne?
  2. In 1978, who captained New Zealand on their historic Grand Slam tour of Britain, including a 13–12 victory over Wales?
  3. Which All Black holds the world record for most tries in a calendar year? (Hint: he scored 17 tries in 2003)
  4. In 2012, which American insurance and financial services company won a sponsorship deal to promote themselves on the centre-front of the All Black jersey?
  5. Which two players were involved in a tackling incident that dislocated Brian O'Driscoll's shoulder in the first test of the Lions tour in 2005?
  6. New Zealand hosted and won the inaugural World Cup in 1987, but who did they beat in the final?
  7. The 1972–3 tourists to the British Isles narrowly missed a Grand Slam with a draw against Ireland but the tour was notable for the sending home of which prop?
  8. What is the "Kapa o Pango"?
  9. Which All Black, captain of his country on 46 occasions, was also the coach of the 1987 World Cup winning team?
  10. What has Saun Fitzpatrick publicly rated his greatest achievement as captain alongside his 1987 World Cup win?
  11. Who captained the All Blacks on a 14-game winning streak in the late 1980s?
  12. Who equalled Jeff Wilson's New Zealand try scoring record in a 2000 against Australia?

Answers:

  1. Richie McCaw (with 110)
  2. Graham Mourie
  3. Joe Rokocoko
  4. AIG
  5. Tana Umaga and Kevin Mealamu
  6. France (29–9)
  7. Keith Murdoch
  8. The prematch haka. Since 2005 the "Kapa o Pango" haka has been performed before rugby test matches.
  9. Brian Lochore
  10. The All Blacks first series win in South Africa in 1996
  11. Wayne Shelford (or Buck Shelford)
  12. Christian Cullen



Trivia III

  1. Which cup, competed for since the 1930s, is a rugby union competition between Australia and New Zealand?
  2. Name the last All Blacks' coach to have also gained Test caps for the All Blacks?




  3. Which All Black won championships with Wigan Warriors, London Wasps and Newcastle Falcons and played in one rugby league and two rugby union World Cups?
  4. Pre-2019 World Cup, name the oldest player to win a World Cup Final?
  5. Which country have beaten The All Blacks at the Millennium Stadium?
  6. In which year did Kieran Read first captain the side?
  7. Which former All Black player recorded victories as a coach over Wales in 2003 and Scotland in 2004?
  8. Which first choice All Black missed three Sunday games in the 1991 World Cup and was omitted from the 1995 squad because he would not have been available for the quarterfinal and semifinal games?
  9. Which forward once kicked a 48-metre drop goal during a 1995 Rugby World Cup match, one of three he scored in test matches?
  10. Which modern day player became an All Black rugby union international after first representing New Zealand in rugby league?
  11. Who in 1995 scored 28 points against Canada on his Test debut; at that time, the highest point total ever by a player making his international debut?
  12. Add the missing end word of the following fax to the New Zealand rugby team in 1995: "Remember that rugby is a team game; all 14 of you make sure you pass the ball to ..."?
  13. Name the 77 times capped lock who was in the All Blacks squad for the 2003, 2007 and 2011 World Cups?
  14. Which All Black was the longest-serving captain until surpassed by Richie McCaw in 2014 and the first New Zealander inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame?
  15. Which prop became the 1000th All Black when he made his debut against Samoa in 2001?

Answers:

  1. Bledisloe Cup
  2. Wayne Smith
  3. Inga Tuigamala (Va'aiga Lealuga 'Inga' Tuigamala)
  4. Brad Thorn (aged 36 years, 262 days (v France, 23 October 2011))
  5. France (in the World Cup in 2007)





  6. 2011 (standing in for an inured Ritchie McCall)
  7. John Kirwan
  8. Michael Jones (did not play Sundays due to his religious beliefs)
  9. Zinzan Brooke
  10. Sonny Bill Williams
  11. Andrew Mehrtens
  12. Jonah
  13. Ali Williams
  14. Wilson Whineray
  15. Carl Hayman





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