Thursday 22 February 2018

Six Nations quiz

Picture 1. Who is the Ireland player tackling Mark Douglas of Wales in this 1984 Five Nations match at Lansdowne Road?
Picture 1. Who is the Ireland player tackling Mark Douglas of Wales in this 1984 Five Nations match at Lansdowne Road?
Picture 2. Wales celebrate victory over England in 1999 after the last Five Nations ever played (Italy joined the party in 2000). Name the venue seen here.
Picture 3. Who is this former French player?

Test your knowledge

1. What trophy do France and Italy play for?

2. How many tries did Wales concede on their march to the 2008 Grand Slam?

3. Three players have received red cards since the six-team format started in 2000 – name them.

4. In what year was a trophy first awarded to the winners of the Triple Crown?

5. Who won the last Five Nations championship in 1999?

6. Which two teams play for the Centenary Quaich?

7. France officially joined the tournament first in 1910, but when did they win their first outright championship?

8. What was significant about Wales' Grand slam win in 2005?

9. Who did Italy replace in the Women's Six Nations competition?

10. For what junior club did Ireland coach Joe Schmidt first play in Ireland?

11. Who kicked the two penalties that secured Grand Slam glory for Ireland's women in last year's clash with Italy?

12. Who is the Ireland U-20 coach?

13. Who holds the record for scoring the most points in a single Six Nations campaign?

14. Who was voted last year's Six Nations player of the tournament?

15. With which AIL club is Brian O'Driscoll affiliated?

16. In what year was the championship abandoned after Scotland and Wales refused to visit Dublin?

17. With 26 tries, Brian O'Driscoll has touched down more than any other player in the history of the competition. But whose record did he break?

18. France finished bottom of the table in 2013 for the first time since what year?

19. Who coached the Ireland U-20s to Grand Slam success in 2007?

20. What unique record are Wales chasing in this year's championship?21. Name the Ireland player tackling Mark Douglas of Wales in this 1984 Five Nations match at Lansdowne Road (above).22. Wales celebrate victory over England in 1999 after the last Five Nations ever played (Italy joined the party in 2000). Name the venue (above), the scorer of the match-winning points and the eventual tournament winners.23. Who is this former French player?

21. Name the Ireland player tackling Mark Douglas of Wales in the 1984 Five Nations match at Lansdowne Road shown in Picture 1 above.

22. Wales celebrate victory over England in 1999 after the last Five Nations ever played (Italy joined the party in 2000). Name the venue seen in in Picture 2 above, the scorer of the match-winning points and the eventual tournament winners.

23. Who is this former French player seen in Picture 3 above?

 

THE ANSWERS

1. The Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy

2. 2

3. Walter Cristofoletto (2000), Alessandro Troncon (2001), Scott Murray (2006)

4. 2006

5. Scotland

6. Ireland and Scotland

7. 1959

8. They were the first team to win the Grand Slam after playing more games away than at home.

9. Spain

10. Mullingar

11. Niamh Briggs

12. Mike Ruddock

13. Jonny Wilkinson (2001)

14. Leigh Halfpenny

15. UCD

16. 1972

17. Ian Smith (Scotland, 1924-1933)

18. 1969

19. Eric Elwood

20. They are looking to be come the first side to win the Six Nations three years in a row. France (2000 and 2001) and England (2006 and 2007) have won back-to-back crowns.

21. Willie Duggan

22. Wembley Stadium. Neil Jenkins's late conversion handed the championship to Scotland.

23. Serge Blanco.

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