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Rugby World Cup Quiz

Rugby Questions I

  1. During the 2019 tournament, what was the official score of the England versus France match?
  2. How many English players have scored points in a world cup final? As of 2023, England have been in four.
  3. New Zealander Michael Leitch captained which country in the 2019 World Cup?
  4. Which country caused the first upset of the 2019 World Cup with a win over Fiji?
  5. Name the only player to play in every minute of all England's tournament matches when they won the 2003 world cup?
  6. Which country could not qualify or be invited to the 1987 and 1991 World Cups?

  7. What was the name of the only non-white South African player in the side that won the 1995 World Cup?
  8. Which New Zealand captain lifted the first ever World Cup?
  9. Which French player knocked Australia out of the semi final of the inaugral World Cup with a late injury time try?
  10. Who was named man of the tournament in 1991?
  11. Who will be Argentina's head coach at the 2023 World Cup?
  12. Which All Black scored the opening try of the opening match at both the 1987 and 1991 Rugby World Cups?
  13. Which three teams have been in the same pool in the 2007, 2015, 2019 and 2023 World Cups?
  14. Name the youngest player ever to appear in a World Cup Final?
  15. Before the start of the 2019 tournament, New Zealand had played 50 World Cup tournament matches. How many of these had they lost?
  16. Who scored England's only try in the final of their world cup victory?
  17. Which South African kicked five drop-goals against England in Paris, in 1999?
  18. What number did Nelson Mandela have on his back when he wore a Springbock jersey to present the Rugby World Cup in 1995?
  19. Which country won the 1991 World Cup?
  20. Name New Zealand’s captain going into the first ever tournament?
  21. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the world cup winner?
  22. Which British team came fourth in the 1991 tournament?
  23. Since 1995, how many teams compete in each tournament?
  24. Who scored England's only points in the 1991 Rugby World Cup Final?
  25. Who was the first ever player sent off?
  26. Which French player captained his team at the 2003 World Cup, retiring after their semi-final exit?
  27. Which player is best known for kicking the winning penalty in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final?
  28. Name the only city to have hosted matches in four Rugby World Cups?
  29. At 19 years and 166 days who is the youngest try-scorer in World Cup history?
  30. Pre-2023 tournament, who holds the record for most World Cup matches played with 22?
  31. Which South African won a World Cup final aged 38 years, 170 days, in 2019?
  32. What's the lowest winning score in a world Cup Final?
  33. Rudie van Vuuren appeared in both the rugby and cricket World Cups in 2003 for which country?
  34. Who scored a drop goal after just 35 seconds in a match in the the 2019 Rugby World Cup?
  35. How many drop goals did South Africa's Jannie de Beer kick in a match against England in 1999?


  1. 0-0 (Due to Typhoon Hagibis three matches were cancelled and given the official scores nil-nil)
  2. Four (Jonathan Webb, Jason Robinson, Jonny Wilkinson and Owen Farrell)
  3. Japan
  4. Uruguay
  5. Lawrence Dallaglio
  6. Georgia (it was part of the USSR and not then an independent country)
  7. Chester Williams
  8. David Kirk
  9. Serge Blanco
  10. David Campese
  11. Michael Cheika
  12. Michael Jones
  13. Australia, Fiji, and Wales
  14. Jonah Lomu (20 years and 43 days)
  15. Six
  16. Jason Robinson
  17. Jannie de Beer (South Africa)
  18. Number 6
  19. Australia
  20. Andy Dalton (injured in the first match and replaced as captain by David Kirk)
  21. The Webb Ellis Cup
  22. Scotland
  23. 20
  24. Jonathan Webb (2 penalties)
  25. Huw Richards (Wales)
  26. Fabien Galthie
  27. Stephen Donald (New Zealand)
  28. Cardiff (1991, 1999, 2007 and 2015)
  29. George North
  30. Jason Leonard
  31. Schalk Brits
  32. 8 (New Zealand won the match 8–7 in 2011 against France)
  33. Namibia
  34. Dan Biggar (playing for Wales against Australia)
  35. Five

Rugby II

  1. Who coached the All Blacks to victory in 1987 in the first-ever Rugby World Cup?
  2. The highest ever attendance for a match was at Wembley Stadium, in September 2015, when which country played Romania?
  3. At the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament what linked the coaches of Namibia, Canada and Russia?
  4. Who was top points scorer at the first ever World Cup tournament?
  5. Who equalled Jonah Lomu's record for most tries in one World Cup competition when he scored 8 in 2007?
  6. Which New Zealand player scored a record six tries against Japan in 1995?
  7. How many times have France reached the final?
  8. Name the referee that sent off Sam Warburton in a world cup semi final?
  9. Who scored six tries in a match for New Zealand against Japan in 1995?
  10. Which city hosted the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final?
  11. Name the only two dedicated rugby union 'club grounds' to host matches in the 2015 tournament?
  12. Which country beat France 34–10 in the 2007 Bronze Final?
  13. Which country reached the 1991 Quarter Finals having gone out in round one in every other tournament?
  14. Can you name the oldest player in England's 2011 Rugby World Cup squad?
  15. Why did Catalin Fercu withdraw from the 2011 Romanian squad?
  16. Which country was the most notable absence for the 2019 tournament?
  17. In a major upset, which country did France lose to in 2011?
  18. How many quarter finals have Italy reached?
  19. Who kicked a drop-goal in extra time to win victory for South Africa in the 1995 final?
  20. On 19 September 2015, Japan stunned South Africa with a last minute try to win 34–32 in which British city?
  21. Whose 100th and last test match was in his team's defeat by Fiji in the 2007 World Cup?
  22. Name the only team to have received two red cards in one match?
  23. Which hosts were eliminated at the pool stage in 1991?
  24. Name the only team to have reached the final having lost two games?
  25. Name the only Tier Two countries to have participated in every Rugby World Cup? (This includes the 2023 tournament.)
  26. How many times have England played Ireland at the world cup?
  27. Which former South African referee officiated two Rugby World Cup finals?
  28. Who became the oldest player to appear in a World Cup final in 2011?
  29. Which African nation qualified for their first and only Rugby World Cup in 1995?
  30. In which country will the 2031 tournament be hosted?


  1. Brian Lochore
  2. Ireland
  3. They're all Welsh (Kingsley Jones (Canada), Lyn Jones (Russia) and Phil Davies (Namibia))
  4. Grant Fox (New Zealand)
  5. Bryan Habana
  6. Marc Ellis
  7. Three (1987, 1999, 2011)
  8. Alain Rolland
  9. Marc Ellis
  10. Yokohama
  11. Kingsholm Stadium and Sandy Park
  12. Argentina

  13. Canada
  14. Simon Shaw (aged 38)
  15. Fear of flying
  16. Romania
  17. Tonga
  18. None
  19. Joel Stransky
  20. Brighton and Hove
  21. Gareth Thomas
  22. Canada (in a 20-0 defeat to South Africa in 1995)
  23. Wales (were co-hosts)
  24. France (in 2011)
  25. Japan
  26. None (they've never met)
  27. Andre Watson
  28. Brad Thorn (New Zealand)
  29. Ivory Coast
  30. The United States