How Much Do You Know About Rugby League? Quiz

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Rugby is known as the two team sports also known as rugby league and rugby union that have been around for almost 300 years now. Some will even trace its origins to medieval times where a game where a ball was tossed and carried around already existed. What do you know about these games? Take our quiz and find out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many teams are meant to play during the Rugby premier league?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    A. 8
    Explanation
    The Rugby premier league is meant to have 8 teams playing.

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  • 2. 

    How many match officials can you find during a rugby match?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
    Explanation
    During a rugby match, there are typically three match officials. These officials include a referee, who is responsible for enforcing the rules of the game and making decisions, and two touch judges, who assist the referee by signaling when the ball goes out of play and providing input on decisions. These officials work together to ensure fair play and the smooth running of the match.

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  • 3. 

    How many points is a drop goal worth?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    A drop goal in rugby is worth 3 points. This is when a player kicks the ball through the goalposts during open play by dropping it onto the ground and then kicking it as it bounces. It is a skillful and strategic move that can be attempted when a team is within range of the goalposts but unable to score a try. A successful drop goal adds 3 points to the team's score.

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  • 4. 

    When was the first Rugby International played?

    • A.

      1869

    • B.

      1870

    • C.

      1871

    • D.

      1872

    Correct Answer
    C. 1871
    Explanation
    In 1871, the first Rugby International match was played. This suggests that prior to this year, there were no official international rugby matches taking place.

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  • 5. 

    When was the Rugby Football Union created?

    • A.

      In 1870

    • B.

      In 1871

    • C.

      In 1971

    • D.

      In 1980

    Correct Answer
    B. In 1871
    Explanation
    The Rugby Football Union was created in 1871. This is evident from the fact that it is the only option provided that falls within the 19th century. The other options, 1971 and 1980, are clearly much later and therefore cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    When was the rugby first introduced in the Olympics?

    • A.

      In 1900

    • B.

      In 1902

    • C.

      In 1905

    • D.

      In 1907

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1900
    Explanation
    Rugby was first introduced in the Olympics in 1900.

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  • 7. 

    How many payers are on the field during a match?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    D. 15
    Explanation
    In a match, there are typically 15 players on the field. This includes two teams, each with 15 players, divided into forwards, backs, and a scrum-half. The forwards are responsible for the physical aspects of the game, such as scrums and lineouts, while the backs focus on scoring tries and kicking goals. Therefore, the correct answer is 15.

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  • 8. 

    When was rugby believed to have first been played?

    • A.

      The 17th Century

    • B.

      The 18th Century

    • C.

      The 19th Century

    • D.

      The 20th Century

    Correct Answer
    C. The 19th Century
    Explanation
    Rugby is believed to have first been played in the 19th Century. The sport originated in England, with the first documented evidence of a game resembling rugby being played at Rugby School in 1823. The game gradually gained popularity and spread to other parts of the country and eventually internationally. The 19th Century is considered the formative period for rugby, with the establishment of rules and the formation of rugby clubs. Therefore, it is widely accepted that rugby was first played in the 19th Century.

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  • 9. 

    What's the approximate number of rugby clubs in the word?

    • A.

      About 180,000

    • B.

      Over 500,000

    • C.

      About 400,000

    • D.

      About 100,000

    Correct Answer
    A. About 180,000
    Explanation
    The approximate number of rugby clubs in the world is about 180,000.

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  • 10. 

    What's the estimate of the number of rugby players around the world?

    • A.

      Over 3,500,000

    • B.

      About 4,000,000

    • C.

      About 5,000,000

    • D.

      Below 1,000,000

    Correct Answer
    A. Over 3,500,000
    Explanation
    The estimate of the number of rugby players around the world is over 3,500,000.

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