Sport Quiz: The Six Nations

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Sport Quiz: The Six Nations - Quiz

Five weeks of rip-roaring rugger action lie ahead, but how well do you know the tournament's history?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the tournament's all-time leading points scorer?

    • A.

      Stephen Jones

    • B.

      Jonny Wilkinson

    • C.

      Chris Paterson

    • D.

      Ronan O'Gara

    Correct Answer
    D. Ronan O'Gara
    Explanation
    Ronan O'Gara is the tournament's all-time leading points scorer. This means that throughout the tournament's history, O'Gara has scored the most points compared to any other player. It is likely that he has achieved this through consistently scoring points in matches, such as through successful conversions, penalties, or drop goals. O'Gara's skill and accuracy in scoring points have made him the top scorer in the tournament.

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  • 2. 

    Who was awarded the 2012 player of the tournament?

    • A.

      George North

    • B.

      Dan Lydiate

    • C.

      Rhys Priestland

    • D.

      Leigh Halfpenny

    Correct Answer
    B. Dan Lydiate
    Explanation
    Dan Lydiate was awarded the 2012 player of the tournament.

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  • 3. 

    What year did the Five Nations become Six for the first time?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    C. 2000
    Explanation
    In the context of the question, the term "Five Nations" refers to the rugby union teams of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and France. In 2000, Italy joined these five nations to form the Six Nations Championship, making it the first year when the "Five Nations" became "Six."

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  • 4. 

    Which of these competitions within the Six Nations is the oldest?

    • A.

      Calcutta Cup

    • B.

      Millennium Trophy

    • C.

      Triple Crown

    • D.

      Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy

    Correct Answer
    A. Calcutta Cup
    Explanation
    The Calcutta Cup is the oldest competition within the Six Nations. It was first contested in 1879 between England and Scotland. The Millennium Trophy was introduced in 1988, the Triple Crown in 1883, and the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy in 2007. Therefore, the Calcutta Cup has been played for the longest period of time among these options.

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  • 5. 

    England have only won one Grand Slam since the tournament moved to six teams, but when was it?

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      2003

    • C.

      2004

    • D.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    B. 2003
    Explanation
    In 2003, England won the Grand Slam in the Six Nations tournament. This means that they won all of their matches against the other five teams in the tournament, which is a significant achievement. It is worth noting that this was the only time England has won the Grand Slam since the tournament moved to six teams, indicating the difficulty of achieving this feat.

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  • 6. 

    Who do current champions Wales face in their final home game this season?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Scotland

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    B. England
    Explanation
    Wales face England in their final home game this season. This answer is correct because the question asks about the opponent for Wales in their last home game of the season, and England is the only option provided that fits this criteria. France, Scotland, and Italy are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Who is the tournament's all time leading try scorer?

    • A.

      Shane Williams

    • B.

      Tommy Bowe

    • C.

      Brian O'Driscoll

    • D.

      Ben Cohen

    Correct Answer
    C. Brian O'Driscoll
    Explanation
    Brian O'Driscoll is the tournament's all-time leading try scorer because he has scored the most tries in the tournament compared to the other options given.

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  • 8. 

    Wales hold the record for the best defensive display in Six Nations history with the fewest tries conceded in 2008. How many times did the opposition dot down against them?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    In 2008, Wales had the best defensive display in Six Nations history by conceding the fewest tries. The opposition managed to score only 2 tries against them throughout the tournament.

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  • 9. 

    Italy secured their only Six Nations win over France in 2011, but how many points did they win by?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    Italy secured their only Six Nations win over France in 2011, winning by just one point.

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  • 10. 

    Wales won the 2012 Grand Slam, but which team scored the most tries?

    • A.

      Ireland

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Scotland

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    A. Ireland
    Explanation
    In the 2012 Grand Slam, Wales emerged as the overall winner. However, the team that scored the most tries during the tournament was Ireland. This means that Ireland was able to successfully cross the opposing team's goal line more frequently than any other team participating in the tournament.

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