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Sport Rivalries

Trivia Quiz: test your knowledge of the biggest rivalries in sport

  1. Who did Tyson Fury fight in the boxing trilogy billed "Once And For All"?
  2. Daley Thompson's rivalry with which West German athlete was legendary in the 1980s?
  3. Yorkshire's cricket rivalry with which county is called the "War of the Roses"?
  4. "The Rack Pack" is a 2016 British TV film focusing on the snooker rivalry between Steve Davis and which player?
  5. The Old Firm Derby is a football match between which two teams?

  6. The sporting rivalry between Graeme Obree and which cyclist was among the greatest in its sport?
  7. The Hate Game is a book documenting the boxing rivalry between Chris Eubank and which opponent?
  8. Who was Carl Lewis's biggest sprint rival at the 1987 World Championships?
  9. Dubbed The Match of the Century, the 1972 World Chess Championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky took place in which country?
  10. After England was beaten for the first time, which term originated in an article published in the British newspaper, The Sporting Times, in 1882?
  11. Tessa Sanderson had a famous rivalry with which fellow javelin thrower?
  12. Which two sportsmen's rivalry has been described as "Fire and Ice"?
  13. The 1980s featured one of the greatest basketball rivalries in NBA history between Magic Johnson and which Boston Celtic's player?
  14. In 1999, who beat Raymond van Barneveld in what was dubbed "The Match of the Century"?
  15. Yomiuri Giants versus Hanshin Tigers is a rivalry in which sport?
  16. Roy Keane had not only battles on the pitch but also fights in the tunnel with which Arsenal player?
  17. Former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan had an infamous rivalry with which fellow American competitor?
  18. Despite both being born a few streets away in Middlesbrough, a bitter rivalry developed between Brian Clough and which manager?
  19. Which American golfer with six major championships wins was said to be Tiger Wood's closest rival?
  20. What name is given to the annual Australian rugby league series between New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons?
  21. Jake LaMotta's six-fight rivalry with which boxer was one of the most notable in the sport?
  22. The Ron Howard film "Rush" was based on the rivalry between James Hunt and which other Formula One driver?
  23. Who was Steffi Graf's biggest rival during the period of 1989 to 1999?
  24. Lin Dan versus Li Chong Wei is the greatest rivalry ever witnessed in which sport?
  25. Which great female tennis rivals share a massive 18 Grand Slam singles titles each?
  26. In the book Yo soy el Diego, Maradona recalls which European player as "the best rival I've ever had."?


  1. Deontay Wilder
  2. Jurgen Hingsen
  3. Lancashire
  4. Alex Higgins
  5. Celtic and Rangers
  6. Chris Boardman
  7. Nigel Benn
  8. Ben Johnson
  9. Iceland
  10. The Ashes
  11. Fatima Whitbread
  12. Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe
  13. Larry Bird
  14. Phil Taylor
  15. Baseball
  16. Patrick Vieira
  17. Tonya Harding
  18. Don Revie
  19. Phil Mickelson
  20. The State of Origin series
  21. Sugar Ray Robinson
  22. Niki Lauda
  23. Monica Seles
  24. Badminton
  25. Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova
  26. Lothar Matthaus (Germany)