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Rugby Quiz I

  1. Which past or present players can you match to the following nicknames: (a)Shaggy, (b)Suitcase, (c)Billy Whizz, (d)Alfie, (e)The chiropractor, and (f)Mellon?

  2. Which French club did Jonathan Sexton join in 2013?
  3. In which city is the rugby club Wasps based?
  4. As of 2016, who was the last English player to captain the British Lions?
  5. A British and Irish Lions XV played which country in a one-off celebration match in 1989? And what was the celebration?
  6. Which club team did Brian Moore play for when he won his first of many England caps?
  7. Chris Ashton joined rugby union from which rugby league club? And name the first rugby union club he played for?
  8. Two South Africans have won World Rugby Player of the Year, can you name both?
  9. Who scored the final try for the Lions on their 2013 tour of Australia?
  10. Name the tallest player in the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament?
  11. The Millennium Trophy is contested annually between England and which other country?
  12. The Bloodgate Scandal was a rugby union scandal involving which English team? Also, name the player faking a blood injury and which team were the opponents?


  1. (a)Will Greenwood, (b)Ruben Thorne (c)Jason Robinson, (d)Gareth Thomas, (e)Brian Lima, (f)Gethin Jenkins
  2. Racing Metro
  3. Coventry
  4. Martin Corry (took over the captaincy after Brian O'Driscoll was spear tackled in 2005)
  5. France (celebrating the Bicentennial of the French Revolution)
  6. Nottingham
  7. Wigan Warriors. Northampton.
  8. Schalk Burger (2004) and Bryan Habana (2007)
  9. Jamie Roberts
  10. Devon Toner (at 6ft 10in)
  11. Ireland
  12. Harlequins. Tom Williams and Leinster.

Rugby Quiz II

  1. From which club were seven players selected for the 1971 Lions tour to New Zealand (a Lions record)?
  2. Can you name the clubs of the following former players: (a) David Duckham (1967-79), (b) Bill Beaumont (1969-82), (c) Ian McGeechan (1964–79), (d) Serge Blanco (1974-92), and (e) Gareth Edwards (1966-78)?
  3. Who was made director of Rugby at London Wasps in 2011?
  4. Jack Nowell and Henry Slade play for which club team?
  5. Which team did Bath play in rugby's 'Clash of the Codes' in 1996?
  6. The nicknames The Men in Black, Wolf Pack, and Fez-Boys are all associated with which English club team?
  7. In 2016, which country were champions of The European Nations Cup (sometimes referred to as the Six Nations B)?
  8. Which Fiji-born Wasps plays became eligible to play for England in June 2016?
  9. In 1985, which former rugby player sang backing vocals on the song We Don't Need Another Hero by Tina Turner?
  10. Who has captained England most times?
  11. Which 'six foot six' former corporal in the Corp of Royal Engineers won eight England caps between 1990 and 1998?
  12. Against which country did Italy gain their first ever away point in the Six Nations Championship?
  13. The RDS Arena is a multi-purpose sports stadium in which city?
  14. Mark Cueto played on the wing for which Aviva Premiership club?
  15. Which New Zealand player was the IRB Player of the Year in 2013?


  1. London Welsh
  2. (a) Coventry, (b) Fylde Rugby Club, (c) Headingley, (d) Biarritz Olympique, and (e) Cardiiff RFC
  3. Dai (David) Young
  4. Exeter Chiefs
  5. Wigan
  6. Saracens
  7. Georgia
  8. Nathan Hughes
  9. Lawrence Dalaglio (as a 13-year-old chorister in the King's House School choir)
  10. Will Carling - 59 times (followed by Robshaw (42) and Martin Johnson(39))
  11. Dean Ryan
  12. Wales (18-18 draw in 2006)
  13. Dublin (home to Leinster Rugby)
  14. Sale Sharks
  15. Kieran Read

Six Nations Quiz (set in 2016)

  1. Who was the heaviest forward in this year's 2016 Six Nations?
  2. Which Welsh player was the recipient of a 'gypsy boy' jibe by English prop Joe Marler?
  3. Which player in the 2016 Six Nations has most international caps?
  4. How many times have France won the Six Nations' Grand Slam?
  5. Which member of the Scottish 2016 Six Nations Squad plays his rugby in Wales?
  6. Which open-side flanker once started at scrum-half in an infamous error-prone performance?
  7. In which position did new England rugby coach Eddie Jones play, as a player?
  8. As of 2016, who was the last Six Nations player to win 'World Rugby Player of the Year'?
  9. Which player did Dylan Hartley bite in a 2012 match - receiving an 8 week ban?
  10. Where would you find cobras and an elephant in the Six Nations?
  11. In which city was the first ever Six Nations game played on February 5, 2000?
  12. Who was the 2014 'Player of the Tournament' winner?


  1. Uini Atonio (France)
  2. Samson Lee
  3. Gethin Jenkins

  4. Three
  5. John Barclay (Scarlets)
  6. Mauro Bergamasco
  7. Hooker
  8. Thierry Dusautoir ( France, 2011)
  9. Stephen Ferris (Ireland)
  10. On the Calcutta Cup
  11. Rome (Italy beat Scotland 34-20)
  12. Mike Brown
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