Rugby Union 1 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 17th November 2010
  1. Which company took over the sponsorship of the English Rugby Premiership for the 2005-6 season? Guinness.
  2. Who became the first British winners of the Heineken Cup in 1998? Bath.
  3. In Rugby Union, who turned the Five Nations to six and when? Italy in 2000.
  4. In Rugby Union, what number would a scrum half normally wear? Number Nine.
  5. Which two Rugby Union teams annually compete for the Calcutta Cup? England and Scotland.
  6. Who lead South Africa to victory in the 1995 Rugby Union World Cup? François Pienaar.
  7. Who was the coach of England's 2003 Rugby Union world cup winners? Clive Woodward.
  8. In Rugby Union, who has captained the All-Blacks a record 51 times? Sean Fitzpatrick.
  9. What was the name of the schoolboy who according to legend invented Rugby by picking up the ball and running with it? William Webb Ellis.
  10. Who scored the winning drop goal in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup final? Jonny Wilkinson.
  11. In Rugby, what is a "garryowen"? A kick high in the air normally short enough that you can pressure the receiver.
  12. Where and when was the first Rugby Union World Cup held? New Zealand in 1987.
  13. Which Welsh rugby star was also a Wimbledon Junior Champion? J.P.R. Williams.
  14. Which England cricket captain also gained a Rugby cap for his country? M.J.K.Smith.
  15. Rugby Union was last played at the Olympics in 1924, who won the gold on that occasion and are therefore still technically Olympic champions? The U.S.A.
  16. Which Rugby Union team play their home matches at Welford Road? Leicester Tigers.
  17. In which country do teams compete for The Currie Cup? South Africa.
  18. What is the name of the traditional Maori dance performed by the All-Blacks before every game? The Haka.
  19. In Rugby Union, what is the MINIMUM number of players from each side allowed in a line-out? TWO.
  20. Which international Rugby Union team is known as "The Pumas"? Argentina.

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