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  1. South African sides the Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings are joining the Guinness PRO12, but which two cities are these teams based in?



  2. For which New Zealand rugby province did Warren Gatland play? And how many new Zealand caps did he win?
  3. In 2016, Elliot Daly became only the second ever England player to get sent off at Twickenham; who was the first (hint: it was 2005)? And which team were England playing?
  4. Which rugby union team are officially nicknamed the Black Ferns?
  5. The first time Wales ever played a capped international match in any colour other than red was in the 1987 World Cup; what colour did they play in and which team did they play?
  6. In 2011, Manu Tuilagi was fined £3000 by the England team for jumping into which harbour?
  7. Which pair of brothers were the first since Rory and Tony Underwood to play together for England?
  8. Name the city and stadium where Ireland inflicted their first ever defeat on New Zealand in 2016?
  9. Only two players with international careers which began in the 1980s went on to win over 100 international caps; can you name both?
  10. The 2019 Rugby World Cup final will be held in which Japanese city?
  11. Two British players have won The World Rugby Junior Player of the Year in the last 8 years, name both?




Answers:

  1. Bloemfontein (Toyota Cheetahs) and Port Elizabeth (Southern Kings)
  2. Waikato. None (he played 17 non-international matches for NZ, but never won an international cap)
  3. Lewis Moody, versus Samoa.
  4. New Zealand national women's rugby union team
  5. Green. Tonga (who also play in red).
  6. Auckland Harbour
  7. Delon Armitage and Steffon Armitage (2009)
  8. Chicago, Soldier Field
  9. Philippe Sella (111) and David Campese (101)
  10. Yokohama (Japan's second largest city)
  11. Sam Davies (2015) and George Ford (2011)



Rugby Trivia II

  1. The 1971 British Lions are the only Lions side to have won a Test series in New Zealand; can you name the captain and coach?
  2. England's Richard Cockerill's had a famous fierce rivalry with which New Zealand hooker?
  3. The Italian Guinness Pro12 rugby union team 'Zebra' are based in which city?
  4. Which country did Wales have 12 consecutive losses to between 1983 and 1993?
  5. Which nation denied England a Grand Slam in the final weekend of the 2000 tournament?
  6. Who was the head coach of Ireland in the inaugural 2000 Six Nations?
  7. What caused some games in 2001 to be postponed until the Autumn?
  8. Which player got criticism for his 'swallow dives' in 2011?
  9. Which 'first' took place in the 2009 match between France and Wales?
  10. Which player's father was an unlikely pitch invader in the 2013 France versus Wales match?
  11. Which team won their first Grand Slam since 1948 at the Millennium Stadium in 2009?
  12. Which stadium became the home of Irish rugby when Lansdowne Road was being redeveloped in 2007?
  13. Who became the first ever Scottish player sent off in an International Championship match in 2006?
  14. In 2007, which team made a sensational start, scoring three tries in the first six minutes, in a big win against Scotland?
  15. As of 2016, which flanker was the last player to score a try for the Lions against New Zealand?

Answers:

  1. John Dawes (captain) and Carwyn James (coach).
  2. Norm Hewitt
  3. Parma
  4. France
  5. Scotland
  6. Warren Gatland





  7. Foot and mouth disease (travel to and from Ireland was advised against)
  8. Chris Ashton
  9. A Friday fixture
  10. George North
  11. Ireland
  12. Croke Park
  13. Scott Murray
  14. Italy
  15. Lewis Moody
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