First played in the 19th century, rugby has quickly become popular across the world over the past decades. It is a great activity to develop and show physical strength as well as speed. Whether you are a regular player or interested in this sport, check out these 32 trivia rugby quiz questions and answers to see how much you know about it.
Rugby Quiz Question And Answers
1. What is the shape of a ball in rugby?
2. Fill in the gap: Rugby is a … team sport
3. From which country did rugby originate?
4. Which of the following is not a main type of rugby?
A. Rugby union
B. Rugby individual
C. Rugby league
5. Which of the following organisations is the world governing body for rugby union?
A. International Rugby
B. Global Rugby
C. World Rugby
6. When was rugby first played?
A. The 17th century
B. The 18th century
C. The 19th century
7. How many players are there on a rugby union team?
8. Which country is the host of the Rugby World Cup 2021?
A. New Zealand
B. The United States
C. The United Kingdom
9. Which of the following players is the highest points scorer of all time in international rugby?
A. Neil Jenkins
B. Jonny Wilkinson
C. Dan Carter
10. How long is a half in a rugby match?
A. 40 minutes
B. 80 minutes
C. 120 minutes
11. In rugby, how many points is a penalty kick worth?
A. 1 point
B. 2 points
C. 3 points
12. Which material is used to make the rugby ball?
13. Which of the following are the two categories in a rugby team?
A. Backs and forwards
B. Ball kickers and ball handlers
C. Defenders and attackers
14. Which word is often used for a rugby field?
A. A venue
B. A course
C. A pitch
15. At kickoff, how much ground should the ball travel to officially start a game of rugby?
A. 5 metres
B. 10 metres
C. 20 metres
16. In which classic formation in rugby do forwards have to fight for the ball?
A. The ruck
B. The scrum
C. The maul
17. The Six Nations Championship is an annual competition in the men’s rugby union between England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and which two other countries?
A. Germany and Spain
B. Portugal and Denmark
C. Italy and France
18. Los Pumas or The Pumas is the nickname of which international rugby team?
19. The Calcutta Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the rugby match between which two countries?
A. Wales and Scotland
B. Scotland and England
C. England and Wales
20. Which country has the highest number of titles in the Women’s Six Nations Championship?
21. Which country won the first Rugby World Cup in 1987?
B. New Zealand
22. What is the nickname of the New Zealand men’s national rugby union team?
A. All Blacks
B. Haka Haka
C. The Kiwis
23. What is the largest stadium solely devoted to rugby in the world?
A. Eden Park, Auckland
B. Newlands, Cape Town
C. Twickenham, London
24. Which of the following players is nicknamed the “Border Terrier” and widely considered the greatest rugby player in Scotland?
A. Stuart Hogg
B. Gary Armstrong
C. George Turner
25. Which of the following is the top tier of the English rugby union league system?
A. National League
B. Premiership Rugby
C. RFU Championship
26. Which professional rugby union club has won the most titles in Premiership Rugby?
A. Liverpool St Helens
B. London Welsh
C. Leicester Tigers
27. In which English county can we find the World Rugby Hall of Fame, which recognizes special contribution and achievement to the sport of rugby union?
B. North Lincolnshire
C. Tyne and Wear
28. How many seconds did John Leslie need in the 1995 5 Nations Championship to score the fastest international try?
A. 10 seconds
B. 30 seconds
C. 60 seconds
29. What is the name of the war dance that the New Zealand national rugby union team often performs before each match?
A. Sipi Tau
30. Which country won the last gold medal in the 7’s Rugby at the Rio 2016 Olympics Summer Games?
A. New Zealand
31. Which player in rugby needs to wear the number 1 on the jersey?
32. What was the original name of the rugby ball?
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