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Welcome to the ultimate Rugby Quiz!

Are you prepared to tackle your rugby knowledge and show that you’re a true fan of the sport?

We’ve lined up some tough questions to scrum down your rugby prowess.

Just keep track of your correct answers and check out our result table to see your performance.

So, throw on your jersey, bind up, and let’s find out if you can convert your rugby trivia skills into points!

Table of Contents

1. In which country was rugby invented?

  • A) Australia
  • B) England
  • C) New Zealand

2. What is the maximum number of points that can be scored by a team in a single play?

  • A) 3 points
  • B) 5 points
  • C) 7 points

3. What is the term used for restarting play after the ball has gone out of bounds?

  • A) Scrum
  • B) Line-out
  • C) Ruck

4. Which country has won the most Rugby Union World Cups?

  • A) South Africa
  • B) New Zealand
  • C) Australia

5. What is the name of New Zealand’s national rugby team?

  • A) Wallabies
  • B) Springboks
  • C) All Blacks

6. How many players are there on a rugby union team?

  • A) 13
  • B) 15
  • C) 11

7. What is the trophy awarded to the winner of the Rugby Union World Cup called?

  • A) The Webb Ellis Cup
  • B) The Bledisloe Cup
  • C) The Challengers Cup

8. Which country hosted the first Rugby Union World Cup in 1987?

  • A) England
  • B) Australia and New Zealand
  • C) South Africa

9. Who is the all-time top try scorer in Rugby Union?

  • A) Jonah Lomu
  • B) Daisuke Ohata
  • C) David Campese

10. How many points is a drop goal worth in rugby union?

  • A) 2 points
  • B) 3 points
  • C) 4 points

11. In which position does the player wearing the number 2 jersey usually play?

  • A) Hooker
  • B) Scrum-half
  • C) Winger

12. Which team won the first ever Rugby Sevens World Cup?

  • A) Fiji
  • B) England
  • C) Scotland

13. How many players are on a rugby sevens team?

  • A) 7
  • B) 10
  • C) 12

14. What is the term used to describe tackling an opponent by grabbing them above the shoulders?

  • A) Spear tackle
  • B) High tackle
  • C) Dump tackle

15. Which country’s rugby team is known as the “Springboks”?

  • A) Australia
  • B) South Africa
  • C) Argentina

16. Who won the Golden Boot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

  • A) Handré Pollard
  • B) Owen Farrell
  • C) Richie Mo’unga

17. Which country hosted the 2015 Rugby World Cup?

  • A) France
  • B) England
  • C) Wales

18. What is the nickname of the Australian national rugby team?

  • A) All Blacks
  • B) Wallabies
  • C) Springboks

19. Who is the highest-scoring player in the history of the Rugby Union World Cup?

  • A) Jonny Wilkinson
  • B) Dan Carter
  • C) Grant Fox

20. In which year was rugby officially introduced to the Olympic Games?

  • A) 1900
  • B) 1908
  • C) 1924

21. Which team performs the famous war dance, the “Haka,” before matches?

  • A) South Africa
  • B) Australia
  • C) New Zealand

22. What is the term used when a player illegally prevents the opposition from playing the ball with their hands or arms?

  • A) Offside
  • B) Handling
  • C) Killing the ball

23. What is the oldest rugby competition in the world?

  • A) Currie Cup
  • B) Six Nations Championship
  • C) The Calcutta Cup

24. What is the name of the prestigious rugby match played annually between England and Scotland?

  • A) The Calcutta Cup
  • B) The Rose Bowl
  • C) The Thistle Cup

25. What is the name of the attacking formation often used by teams to create an overlap and exploit space on the field?

  • A) The Flying V
  • B) The Arrowhead
  • C) The Umbrella

26. What does the term ‘maul’ refer to in rugby?

  • A) A set piece when players bind together after a tackle
  • B) A player using their feet to secure the ball after a tackle
  • C) A ball carrier and at least one other player from each team, bound together and on their feet

27. When did the International Rugby Board (now World Rugby) adopt rugby’s current five-point try scoring system?

  • A) 1990
  • B) 1992
  • C) 1995

28. England’s Rugby League team is known as:

  • A) The Lions
  • B) The Roses
  • C) The Bulldogs

29. Which stadium is the home of the French national rugby team?

  • A) Parc des Princes
  • B) Stade de France
  • C) Stade Pierre Mauroy

30. Who holds the record for the most international appearances in Rugby Union?

  • A) Brian O’Driscoll
  • B) Richie McCaw
  • C) Alun Wyn Jones

31. Which nation won the first-ever rugby tournament at the 2016 Olympic Games after the sport’s reintroduction?

  • A) Fiji
  • B) Great Britain
  • C) South Africa

32. Which team won the 2018 Women’s Rugby World Cup?

  • A) New Zealand
  • B) England
  • C) Australia

33. Which player has scored the fastest try in international rugby?

  • A) Bryan Habana
  • B) Shane Williams
  • C) Daisuke Ohata


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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