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Rugby Quiz I

  1. The Estadio Jose Amalfitani stadium is located in which city?
  2. Which player, who sadly died in 2006 aged just 52, was one of the first Englishmen to play in France?



  3. Name the All Blacks top try scorer?
  4. Japan defeated South Africa in the shock result of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in which English rugby stadium?
  5. When Gareth Edwards scored his first international try for Wales, how many points was that try worth?
  6. Which player, often ranked as Scotland's greatest, was nicknamed the Border Terrier?
  7. How many times has France been a losing world cup finalist?
  8. Who made three appearances for Leicester Tigers during the 1991/92 season and also played against the British and Irish Lions for New South Wales B in 1989?
  9. Gethin Jenkins made his International debut in the same year that Bill McLaren retired from commentating for the BBC - can you name that year?
  10. Which Internet acronym is also the nickname of a 2016 inductee to the World Rugby Hall of Fame?
  11. Who made his rugby union debut for England in 1975, in Australia, and eight days later played cricket for Gloucestershire against Middlesex?
  12. How many times was JPR Williams on the losing side in the 10 tests he played for Wales against England?
  13. Who scored a joint record eight tries in New Zealand's progress to the 2015 World Cup final, including two hat-tricks?
  14. Who played number eight for Cambridge in the Varsity Matches of 1976, 1977 and 1978?
  15. As of 2018, which RFU Championship side shares the Athletic Ground with Richmond?
  16. Who played the bulk of his career for North of Ireland F.C. and played in 56 Five Nations matches between 1964 and 1979?
  17. What name links a fictional comic character with the 118th captain of England?
  18. Name the two clubs that legendary English prop Fran Cotton played for?
  19. On 16 December 2009, who became Harlequins' new Director of Rugby by replacing Dean Richards?
  20. In 1985, which French player scored a then record 3 drop goals against England in a 9-9 draw?



Answers:

  1. Buenos Aires
  2. Maurice Colclough
  3. Doug Howlett or Christian Cullen (both have 49 tries)
  4. Kingsholm Stadium (Gloucester)
  5. 3 points (the 4 points try was introduced in 1971 and Edwards made his international debut in 1967)
  6. Gary Armstrong
  7. Three times
  8. Eddie Jones (England rugby coach who played hooker and made 3 appearances for Leicester Tigers)
  9. 2002
  10. Lol (nickname of Lawrence Dallaglio)
  11. Alastair Hignell
  12. None
  13. Julian Savea
  14. Eddie Butler (also a BBC sports commentator, often commentating with Brian Moore)
  15. London Scottish
  16. Mike Gibson
  17. Billy Whizz (the Beano character was also the nickname of Jason Robinson)
  18. Coventry and Sale
  19. Conor O'Shea
  20. Jean-Patrick Lescarboura



Rugby Quiz II

  1. Which team in 2008, consisiting of 4 New Zealanders, performed the haka before their All Blacks opponents performed theirs?
  2. Which country won the last ever Five Nations Championship (in 1999)?
  3. Which English dual-code international rugby player of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, also achieved fame on television's Superstars competition?
  4. Name the training base in Bagshot, Surrey, often used by the England squad?
  5. Which team plays at the RDS Arena?
  6. Name the only country to win three matches and yet not progress beyond the Group Stages of a World Cup?
  7. Who was the TV commentator for the 1973 Barbarians verus All Blacks rugby match at Cardiff which featured the try that is often considered the greatest ever scored?
  8. Which club did London Irish beat in the 2016–17 RFU Championship Play–Off Final?
  9. What is the Siva Tau?
  10. Which Scottish club did both Gavin and Scott Hastings play for?
  11. Which three Bath players went on tour to Australia with the British Lions in 1989?
  12. In September 2016, who replaced Jake White as head coach of French club Montpellier?
  13. Which Englishman was named the European Champions Cup player of the year in 2015?
  14. Serge Blanco played all his club rugby's home matches in which Basque city?
  15. In 2016, one brother won an Olympic silver medal and the other a rugby Grand Slam; can you give their last name?
  16. Which still playing (as of 2018) international and British Lion's player shares his name with a Scottish rugby union club founded in 1975?

Answers:

  1. Munster
  2. Scotland
  3. Keith Fielding
  4. Pennyhill or Pennyhill Park
  5. Leinster Rugby
  6. Japan (2015)
  7. Cliff Morgan
  8. Yorkshire Carnegie
  9. The Samoan Rugby Team's War Dance
  10. Watsonians
  11. Jeremy Guscott, Gareth Chilcott, Andy Robinson
  12. Vern Cotter
  13. Nick Abendanon (Clermont Auvergne)
  14. Biarritz
  15. Watson (Anthony won a Grand Slam with England and his brother Marcus won an Olympic silver medal in the Rugby Sevens)
  16. Biggar (Dan Biggar (Wales) and obviously the club, Biggar RFC)




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