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  1. In which year did England win the Rugby World Cup?
  2. Which former prop founded a well known clothing company in 1987?
  3. Dylan Hartley has made over 250 appearances for which club?
  4. Which Six Nations team won the Grand Slam in 2002, 2004 and 2010?
  5. Which retired centre uniquely played international rugby for both England and New Zealand?
  6. Which international referee was born in 1971 in Mynyddcerrig?
  7. Which country beat England 51–15 just 7 months after England's World Cup victory?
  8. What is legendary commentator Bill McLaren's middle name? This name is also a North Atlantic fish.
  9. Who once said: "I'm still an amateur, of course, but I became rugby's first millionaire five years ago."?

  10. Newlands Stadium is located in which city?
  11. Which country won the 2021 Six Nations title?
  12. On 17 June, 2017, who became the first Munster player since Paul O'Connell to captain a Lions team?
  13. Which rugby club did Lawrence Dallaglio play for?
  14. Who became the second player in history in 2015 to play in five World Cups?
  15. Which team did former Chairman of the WRU Gareth Davies, coach Nick Mallet, and All Black David Kirk all once play for?
  16. What connects Welsh referee Gil Evans to the opening game of every Rugby World Cup tournament?
  17. Which city hosted the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup?
  18. Who scored England's only try in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final?
  19. Which English team won the Heineken Cup in both 2004 and 2007?
  20. Which country did New Zealand beat 145 points to 17 in a Rugby World Cup game in 1995?
  21. Which rugby club did Will Carling play for?
  22. Which player with 51 caps has played for England at scrum half, fly-half, fullback and wing?
  23. Which country are the reigning fifteen-a-side Olympic champions?
  24. Which former Wales and Lions player has the nickname 'Stan'?
  25. Which coach won the Heineken Cup with Leinster in 2009 and the Super Rugby competition with the Waratahs in 2014?
  26. Which country lost in the first ever Rugby Union World Cup Final?
  27. Which former rugby union player is known as 'The Fun Bus'?
  28. Name Munster's main home ground?
  29. Italian captain Sergio Parisse has played most of his club rugby for which club?
  30. Which Irish player was named the World Rugby Men's 15s Player of the Year for 2022?
  31. Which British rugby team did Jonah Lomu make ten appearances for?
  32. Who coached Bath during their golden era, between 1978 and 1994?
  33. Which club gained just one point in the 2014/2015 Aviva Premiership?
  34. As of 2023, who is Wales' second most capped international player?
  35. What numerical nickname was given to Billy Twelvetrees?
  36. In which South African city are the Toyota Cheetahs based?
  37. For which New Zealand rugby province did Warren Gatland play?
  38. 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?
  39. Which rugby union team are officially nicknamed the Black Ferns?
  40. 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?
  41. In 2011, Manu Tuilagi was fined £3000 by the England team for jumping into which harbour?
  42. Which pair of brothers were the first since Rory and Tony Underwood to play together for England?
  43. Name the city and stadium where Ireland inflicted their first ever defeat on New Zealand in 2016?
  44. Only two players with international careers that began in the 1980s went on to win over 100 international caps; can you name both?
  45. The 2019 Rugby World Cup final waw held in which Japanese city?
  46. Which English international won The World Rugby Junior Player of the Year in 2011?
  47. The 1971 British Lions are the only Lions side to have won a Test series in New Zealand. Can you name their captain and coach?
  48. England's Richard Cockerill's had a famous fierce rivalry with which New Zealand hooker?
  49. The Italian Guinness Pro12 rugby union team 'Zebra' are based in which city?
  50. Against which country did Wales have 12 consecutive losses between 1983 and 1993?
  51. Which country denied England a Grand Slam in the final weekend of the 2000 Six Nations tournament?
  52. Who was the head coach of Ireland in the inaugural 2000 Six Nations?
  53. What caused some games in 2001 to be postponed until the Autumn?
  54. Which player got criticism for his 'swallow dives' in 2011?
  55. What took place for the first time in the 2009 Six Nations match between France and Wales?
  56. Which player's father was an unlikely pitch invader in the 2013 France versus Wales match?
  57. Which team won their first Grand Slam since 1948 at the Millennium Stadium in 2009?
  58. Which stadium became the home of Irish rugby when Lansdowne Road was being redeveloped in 2007?
  59. Who became the first ever Scottish player ever sent off in an International Championship match in 2006?
  60. In 2007, which team made a sensational start scoring three tries in the first six minutes, in a big win against Scotland?


  1. 2003
  2. Fran Cotton
  3. Northampton Saints
  4. France
  5. Jamie Salmon
  6. Nigel Owens
  7. Australia
  8. Pollock (William Pollock McLaren)
  9. David Campese (1991)
  10. Cape Town
  11. Wales
  12. Peter O'Mahony
  13. Wasps
  14. Mauro Bergamasco (Samoan Brian Lima was the first)
  15. Oxford University
  16. His whistle is used to kick off every opening game - first blown by Gil Evans refereeing the England versus New Zealand match in 1905
  17. Johannesburg
  18. Jason Robinson
  19. Wasps
  20. Japan
  21. Harlequins
  22. Austin Healey
  23. USA (they took gold in 1924 when rugby was last played at the Olympics)
  24. Robert Howley
  25. Michael Cheika
  26. France (in 1987)
  27. Jason Leonard
  28. Thomond Park
  29. Stade Francais
  30. Josh van der Flier
  31. Cardiff Blues
  32. Jack Rowell
  33. London Welsh
  34. Gethin Jenkins
  35. 36 (Twelve threes)
  36. Bloemfontein
  37. Waikato
  38. Lewis Moody. Samoa.
  39. New Zealand national women's rugby union team
  40. Green. Tonga (who also play in red).
  41. Auckland Harbour
  42. Delon Armitage and Steffon Armitage (2009)
  43. Chicago, Soldier Field
  44. Philippe Sella (111) and David Campese (101)
  45. Yokohama (Japan's second largest city)
  46. George Ford
  47. John Dawes (captain) and Carwyn James (coach).
  48. Norm Hewitt
  49. Parma
  50. France
  51. Scotland
  52. Warren Gatland
  53. Foot and mouth disease (travel to and from Ireland was advised against)
  54. Chris Ashton
  55. A Friday fixture
  56. George North's
  57. Ireland
  58. Croke Park
  59. Scott Murray
  60. Italy