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Rugby Men's World Cup ( RWC)

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(31 votes)
16 questions
English
Test your knowledge of the Rugby World Cup's history, records, and memorable moments with this exciting quiz!
1

When was the first ever rugby world cup?

1987

1985

1986

1988

Hard  29% got this right

The first Rugby Union World Cup was held in 1987, hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The winners were New Zealand.
2

Who won England the 2003 RWC with a Drop Goal in the last minute of extra time against Australia?

Jonny Wilkinson

Christopher Paterson

David Humphreys

Elton Flatley

47% got this right

Jonmy Wilkinson's DG won England's first world cup with a close 17-20 won for his country.
3
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Which country hosted the 2019 RWC?

43% got this right

Japan became the event's first-ever host outside of the sport's traditional top-tier nations.
4

New Zealand have a traditional dance at the start of each Match. What is this called?

The Haka

The Hoko

The Huko

The Huku

Easy  88% got this right

The haka is a ceremonial Māori war dance or challenge. Haka is performed in a group and represents a display of unity.
5
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A South American country qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2023 for the first time. Which country was it?

Chile

Argentina

Brazil

Peru

48% got this right

Chile qualified for the Rugby World Cup for the first time in July 2022 beating the USA 52-51 on aggregate.
6

What was the highest score margin in a Rugby World Cup?

0
142
180
Points

Hard  33% got this right

The record for biggest winning margin is held by Australia, who hammered Namibia 142-0 in Adelaide in 2003 World Cup.
7

Order the top scorers of the men’s Rugby World Cup history since the competition began in 1987.

1.

Jonny Wilkinson (England)

2.

Gavin Hastings (Scotland)

3.

Michael Lynagh (Australia)

4.

Dan Carter (New Zealand)

Easy  93% got this right

277 Points: Jonny Wilkinson 227 Points: Gavin Hastings 195 Points :Michael Lynagh 191 Points : Dan Carter
8

Which of these teams have won the Rugby World Cup ?

Australia

England

New Zealand

South Africa

Easy  99% got this right

South Africa ( 4x) New Zealand (3x) Australia ( 2x) England (1x)
9
48 random squares

Which country were the 1st ever sole-host nation to exit in the pool stage?

England

France

Japan

Wales

Hard  22% got this right

In 2015 England were the first sole-host nation of a Rugby World Cup to exit the tournament in the group stages.
10

What is the fastest ever drop goal in a Rugby World Cup?

00
35
60
Seconds

36% got this right

This record was set by Dan Biggar playing for Wales in the 2019 Rugby WC pool game gainst Australia.
11
48 random squares

Which team have never lost a Rugby World cup final?

South Africa

Australia

France

New Zealand

67% got this right

South Africa have never lost a RWC final. They appeared in the 1995, 2007, 2019 & 2023 RWC finals & winning them all.
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Who has lost the most Rugby World Cup Finals?

France

Australia

Italy

Wales

Hard  32% got this right

France have played in 3 RWC finals and lost all of them, twice to New Zealand and once to Australia.
13
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New Zealand have only ever lost 1 Pool game, who was this against?

France

Italy

Namibia

Uruguay

69% got this right

France beat New Zealand opening match of the France 2023 Rugby World Cup. The score was : France 27 - New Zealand 13.
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What is the name of the Trophy the RWC winners are awarded?

The Webb Ellis Trophy

The Antony Webb Trophy

The Ellis Webb Trophy

The James Atkins Trophy

41% got this right

The RWC is named after William Webb Ellis, who is credited with inventing the game of rugby.
15
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Sam Cane became the first player to ever get a red card in a world cup final :

True

False

73% got this right

New Zealand Flanker Sam Cane became the first ever player to get sent off in a Rugby WC Final.
16

The 2023 Rugby World cup just finished, rank the final positions of the teams from winner to 4th place position:

1.

South Africa

2.

New Zealand

3.

England

4.

Argentina

Easy  96% got this right

South Africa beat New Zealand 12-11 to win the World cup while England beat Argentina 26-23 for Third place.