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The Wales Rugby Quiz - Welsh Rugby Quiz Questions


Quiz I

  1. In 1967, which 18-year-old centre playing at full back scored 19 points against England including a famous breathtaking try?
  2. As of 2020, who is the only player from any nation to have toured with the Lions in three separate decades?
  3. In his 10 tests for Wales against England JPR Williams scored five tries but in how many of those ten matches was JPR on the losing side?
  4. Who was head coach of Wales when regional rugby was introduced?
  5. Name the only player in the Lions' tour to New Zealand squad in 1971 not to have been capped by his country? Also, which Welsh player featured in a 1971 Lions Test having only played 20 minutes for the full international Wales team?
  6. In 2008 Warren Gatland famously named 13 Ospreys players in the Wales starting line-up against England at Twickenham - can you name the two starting players that were not from the Ospreys?




  7. Who made his final appearance for Wales in June 1995 in the 24-23 loss against Ireland in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, where he was captain of the side?
  8. Sam Warburton made his debut for the senior Wales national team against the United States in June of which year?
  9. Which forward won the line-out ball that led to the famous Scott Gibbs try at Wembley in 1999?
  10. In 1972, how old was Barry John when he retired from the game with 25 Wales caps and five British Lions caps?
  11. Which nation has inflicted the biggest ever defeat on Wales?
  12. Who made his test debut for Wales in June 2006 against Argentina playing as a blindside flanker?
  13. Which Welsh player is often cited as the source of the rugby phrase, "get your first tackle in early, even if it's late"?
  14. In 1971, Wales achieved a noteable victory over Scotland after a last-minute Gerald Davies try that reduced Scotland's lead to one point - which player kicked the winning touchline conversion which was described as "the greatest conversion since St Paul"?
  15. Can you name the two Welsh referees that both officiated in the first Rugby World Cup tournament?
  16. Which player was the first to score a try at the newly built Millennium Stadium in 1999?

Answers:

  1. Keith Jarrett (the game was known as 'Jarrett's Match')
  2. Dai Young
  3. None (yes - JPR won all of his 10 matches against England)
  4. Steve Hansen (regional rugby was introduced in 2003)
  5. Derek Quinnell and Ray "Chico" Hopkins (20 minutes)
  6. Martyn Williams (Cardiff Blues) and Mark Jones (Llanelli Scarlets)
  7. Mike Hall
  8. 2009
  9. Chris Wyatt
  10. 27
  11. South Africa (96–13 - 27 June 1998)
  12. Alun Wyn Jones
  13. Ray Gravell
  14. John Taylor
  15. Derek Bevan and Clive Norling
  16. Mark Taylor




Quiz II

  1. In 2005, a French ban on advertising alcohol posed a problem for the Wales shirt logo - so the logo was changed, to what?
  2. Wales' first home international was played in 1882 at which ground?
  3. It's a long-standing myth that which former Welsh player once participated in and won the British version of Gladiators? So much so that this player has had to correct his Wikipedia page a number of times over the years.
  4. As of 2020, how many time have Wales lost to Italy?
  5. Who became the 1,000th player capped by Wales when he made his debut in the first Test against South Africa in June 2002
  6. Infamously Paul Ring was sent off at Twickenham in 1980 for a challenge on which English player?
  7. Can you name the forward that has scored over 100 points for Wales?
  8. Which player scored the try that was accompanied by the following commentary from Eddie Butler: "To put the seal on the win, to put the cream on the Grand Slam cake."?
  9. That try! In 1973 Gareth Edwards scored for the Barbarians against New Zealand a try that is often quoted as the best ever - which two Welsh players touched and passed the ball before Edwards received it?
  10. On 18 January 2010 who beat Norman Biggs' long standing record?
  11. Shane Williams' last try was against which country?
  12. Who was the Welsh fly half when Wales last beat New Zealand? (It was a 13-8 win at the Cardiff Arms Park on 19 December 1953.)
  13. Which player scored the first Wales' try to be worth five points in a capped International? (Richard Webster had scored Wales' last four point try, the previous season.)
  14. Who did Jeremy Guscott describe as "the fastest prop I've ever played with"?
  15. As of 2020, which Welsh player has the most British and Irish Lions Test caps?
  16. As of 2020, five Welsh players have won the Six Nations' player of the tournament, Alun Wyn Jones and Shane Williams are two, can you name the other three?

Answers:

  1. BRAWN (changed from BRAINS)
  2. St Helen's Ground (in Swansea)
  3. Nigel Walker
  4. Twice (and 1 draw)
  5. Michael Owen
  6. John Horton
  7. Colin Charvis (110 points)



  8. Kevin Morgan (last try in Wales' 2005 Grand Slam)
  9. Tommy David to Derek Quinnell (to Edwards)
  10. Tom Prydie (at 18 years, 25 days old became Wales' youngest ever player, beating Biggs' 1888 record)
  11. Australia (it was his 58th for Wales)
  12. Cliff Morgan
  13. Ieuan Evans (Wales won 10-9, which would have been drawn at 9-all under the previous season's four-point try scoring system. Emyr Lewis chipped ahead which Ieuan Evans hacked on before winning a chase against Rory Underwood.)
  14. Scott Gibbs
  15. Graham Price (with 12)
  16. Martyn Williams (2005), Dan Lydiate (2012), and Leigh Halfpenny (2013)