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The ultimate rugby quiz: Take Two

BRAINTEASER: Take on @rugby365com‘s oracle Paul Dobson in this challenging quiz!


You will see your score at the end of the quiz and can challenge your friends and rivals – as you test your rugby knowledge.

We will provide the answers to this quiz in the next one, so you can see what the correct answers were.

Be honest and do it on your own and get your own score, not google’s answers! Nobody needs to know your score except you yourself, but it may stimulate an interest in rugby’s history.

PS: It is a timed quiz, so cheating and making use of Google to search for answers will see you being timed out!

PPS: As a result of some technical glitches in the first quiz, we have decided that two-word answers (like Sydney University) will become one word (SydneyUniversity). It is also case sensitive – SydneyUniversity, not sydneyuniversity

Good luck and enjoy!


Yesterday’s quiz

1. What two countries played the very first rugby international?

2. In what month of the year was the 2019 Varsity Match played at Twickenham?

3. In what city would you find Eden Park, the great Test ground?


4. At one stage the record score for a rugby international was 44-0. Who scored the 44 and who the 0?

5. What is the name of the first rugby club formed outside of Europe?

6. “When the referee blows his whistle, players must always stop playing.” True or false?

7. What ground was the venue for the very first rugby international in 1871?


8. In what year did the first All Blacks start their tour?

9. What is the oldest Test ground still in use?

10. Name the captain of the 1953 Wallabies.


1. Scotland and England

2. December

3. Auckland, New Zealand

4. South Africa against Scotland

5. Sydney University

6. False. The first time he blows his whistle in a match it is to start play.

7. Raeburn Place, Edinburgh

8. 1905

9. Lansdowne Road in Dublin, now known as Aviva Stadium

10. John Solomon

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