Rugby Trivia Thursday with Voltbet

May 24, 2012
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Welcome to RuggaWorld’s Rugby Trivia, proudly sponsored by Voltbet!

We said we want to make this an institution and with the awesome support from Voltbet this might become just that!

I am not going to bother with rules much (other than paid journo’s don’t qualify for this version – but we will be hosting a Guru one soon), perhaps just some tips!

As it currently stands we will only accept your LAST post containing all ten answers – if you do not know one of the answers, just leave it blank!  This has caused some concern amongst some players as they feel other okes are copying them once they post their answers so my suggestion for now is, lead them down the wrong track!!!

Our main brain on the site, Deon, is busy working on an interactive sort of thingy where no-one will see your answers but us, but until then we are playing it by ear.  We might change it next week that your FIRST post is accepted but let’s see how it goes – remember this is about having fun in a virtual pub talking kak (and some rugby)!

The prize tonight? R250 of Voltbet vouchers to go and make some real moola on their site!  And again thanks to the guys from Voltbet for joining in the fun!  Hell we might even throw in a voucher or two for the funniest post or most active commentator for the hour!

Cut off time for answers is at 21:00 sharp folks! My post on this thread indicating that is final.

So get a glass (or bottle) of your finest, have your phone ready to phone a friend or have them over for a drink to join in the fun!

Good luck to all!

Question 1

We start off with one for the students of the game (don’t worry it gets easier from here!). South Africa’s first ever Springbok captain, Hubert Castens, holds some remarkable records. Apart from being the Springbok captain when the tourists from the UK arrived in 1891, he also led our first national cricket side to tour England where they beat the English at Lords who in turn was led by the cricketing legend, W.G. Grace.  But it is in the first rugby tour by the UK party to South Africa in 1891where he did something very unique. Name this remarkable achievement.

Answer:  We will accept the short answer for this which is he was both a player and a referee in some of the matches on tour. When the 1891 tourists arrived here from the U. K. he refereed the first game of the tour, played in the second and third matches and then took the whistle once more for the 6th and 7th matches. The 8th game was the first test and he proudly led South Africa onto the field and featured prominently in the forward rushes. He played one more match against the tourists but by the time the third test came around he was once again the referee.

Question 2

Hamiltons and Villagers are the oldest clubs in South Africa being established in 1875. Name the third oldest club established in 1877.

Answer: Buffalo’s from Border

Question 3

Complete the following: “The South African Rugby Board formed in 1889, fifteen years after the board of _______”

Answer: India

Question 4

Apart from his famous quip of ‘Looks at the scoreboard’, Boy Louw is also known as the only South African player to do what?

Answer: He played in all 8 positions in the forwards in tests for South Africa

Question 5

Who has the most Springbok test caps at flyhalf?

Answer: Butch James(37 Caps as flyhalf)

Question 6

Percy Montgomery shares the record for the most consecutive test appearances (per position) with this player (they actually played in the same period)?

Answer: Pieter Rossouw (24 tests)

Question 7

The Springbok has a 100% win record at 5 stadiums in South Africa; Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, Border Rugby Stadium in East London, the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth, and ____________?

Answer: Pumas Stadium, Witbank

Question 8

What are the odds on a Lions victory in Perth at this moment according to Voltbet?

Answer: 7/3

Question 9

This is my most favourite Trivia question of all time first heard in a pub… I cannot remember where anymore! Name the only place in the world where a ‘season’ is separated by a railway (train) line? (It is sports related!)

Answer: Newlands, Cape Town. Newlands RUGBY stadium and Newlands CRICKET stadium is split by a railway line – two seasons refer to summer and winter, eg. Cricket and Rugby.

Question 10

Western Province won their first Vodacom Cup trophy a week ago by going through the competition unbeaten. Name the only other team to have achieved this.

Answer: Pampas

Okay folks some of these are quite difficult, I will post some tips during the hour the competition is open.  Ask the right questions, and you might get the right answers in figuring this out!

Again, good luck and have fun!

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29 Comments

  1. avatar Morné says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    As always, folks on the site gets an early peak at this before we go all facebook and twitter on people’s asses to join here (you cannot win by answering on Facebook or Twitter, only here!)

    Enjoy folks – some clues coming shortly!

  2. avatar DavidS says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Particularly evil this evening Morne!

  3. avatar Morné says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:30 pm:

    I am more than willing to give clues!

    Just ask for which questions!

  4. avatar garyj1-Bulls says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    1) he refereed the first game of the tour, played in the second and third matches and then took the whistle once more for the 6th and 7th matches. The 8th game was the first test and he proudly led South Africa onto the field and featured prominently in the forward rushes. He played one more match against the tourists but by the time the third test came around he was once again the referee.
    2) BUFFALO’S – BORDER
    3) India
    4) Played in ALL forward positions
    5) Butch
    6) John Smit
    7) Puma Stadium Witbank
    8) 7/3
    9)
    10) Pampas XV

  5. avatar ThatmanDon says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    1- He refereed and played in games against the touring team
    2 – Stellenbosch (Maties) – although they claim 2nd with Village 3rd – debate.
    3 – India
    4 – play every position in the scrum for the Springboks
    5 – Butch James
    6 – John Smit
    7 – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
    8 – 7/3
    9 – Newlands!!!! DOH!
    10 – Pampas

  6. avatar Stormersboy says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    1. He played and reffed in the same series

    2. Stellenbosch

    3. Football

    4. Play front row, second row and back row.

    5. Butch James

    6. John Smit

    7. Puma Stadium

    8. 7/3

    9. newlands (Rugby/cricket)

    10. Pampas 15

  7. avatar garyj1-Bulls says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Sorry missed the easy one:
    1) he refereed the first game of the tour, played in the second and third matches and then took the whistle once more for the 6th and 7th matches. The 8th game was the first test and he proudly led South Africa onto the field and featured prominently in the forward rushes. He played one more match against the tourists but by the time the third test came around he was once again the referee.
    2) BUFFALO’S – BORDER
    3) India
    4) Played in ALL forward positions
    5) Butch
    6) John Smit
    7) Puma Stadium Witbank
    8) 7/3
    9) nuweland
    10) Pampas XV

  8. avatar ThatmanDon says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    1- He refereed and played in games against the touring team
    2 – Buffalo Rugby Club although Stellenbosch (Maties) claim 2nd with Village 3rd – debate.
    3 – India
    4 – play every position in the scrum for the Springboks
    5 – Butch James
    6 – John Smit
    7 – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
    8 – 7/3
    9 – Newlands!!!! DOH! Came to me in a flash, after damn long!
    10 – Pampas

  9. avatar Morné says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    There are some serious brains here tonight…

    By hell I need to make sure I get this shit right when counting! :)

  10. avatar ThatmanDon says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Haha! Can’t believe I typed Nelson Mandela Bay when it was in the question!

    1- He refereed and played in games against the touring team
    2 – Buffalo Rugby Club although Stellenbosch (Maties) claim 2nd with Village 3rd – debate.
    3 – India
    4 – play every position in the scrum for the Springboks
    5 – Butch James
    6 – John Smit
    7 – Puma Stadium (Johann van Riebeck Stadium)
    8 – 7/3
    9 – Newlands!!!! DOH! Came to me in a flash, after damn long!
    10 – Pampas

  11. avatar Stormersboy says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Reply to garyj1-Bulls @ 8:45 pm: Did HH play hooker??

  12. avatar Morné says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Remember your last post count – but dont be too quick to change your answer because if you get it wrong and someone posted before you (with more correct answers) they win!

  13. avatar ThatmanDon says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Does ‘copy & paste” count? #justsaying ;)

  14. avatar Kritik says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Q1. He played and refereed a game in series against British Isles

    Q2. Stellenbosch

    Q3. Western Province Rugby Football Union

    Q4. Prop,second row, flanker and number 8

    Q5. Butch James

    Q6. John Smit

    Q7. Free State

    Q8. 7/3

    Q9.

    Q10. Pampas

  15. avatar Morné says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    All done folks! Give me about 15 minutes to go through everything!

  16. avatar garyj1-Bulls says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Copy-paste work, sure!!!! :whistling:

  17. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Reply to Stormersboy @ 8:52 pm:

    Specialised forward positions only came to
    be many years later – in the case of the
    Boks in 1921 tour to NZ.

  18. avatar Morné says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Hell I must say there are some serious brains out here tonight.

    I was thinking for a second I had a camera over my shoulder with Gary and Don peaking at the answers!

  19. avatar DavidS says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    1. I think he ran in a marathon, but as I understand he was like president of the rugby board, captain, manager and coach all in one or something… hell I don’t know… or maybe he played for the Boks and one of the home unions? He met Namboer’s voorsate in Londinium and did not ask whether they were the rsult of cross breeding experiments of Dr Jekyll
    2. One of the Cape ones too
    3. rugby
    4. Ref a Currie Cup final
    5. Morne Steyn
    6. John Smit
    7. PAM Brink?
    8. 7/3 thanks google!
    9. Guess Greenwich
    10. Lions

  20. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Morne, I’m not sure about the oldest clubs.
    Maybe there is a mistake in those trivia
    I sent you.
    Hammies the oldest, beasting Villager by
    months – no doubt.
    Not sure about Buffaloes – Maties claim
    to be founded in 1875 as well.
    The descrepancy may be because the club
    was called Victorians way back – after
    the Victoria College, forerunner of
    Stellenbosch club.

  21. avatar DavidS says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Shit…. late

  22. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    This from the Matie site:
    •The Stellenbosch Rugby Football Club is the second oldest rugby club in South Africa and was founded in 1875. This means that the Club will this year be one hundred and thirty seven years old. The oldest club is Hammiltons Rugby Club and the third oldest the Villager Rugby Club.
    —–
    I’ve never heard of this claim before.
    Never doubted the first were Hammies and Villagers.
    Maybe Paul Dobson will know.

  23. avatar Morné says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Okay firstly, I cocked up Q6 where I should have included that the player with the SAME amount of consecutive tests as Percy should be named – so that one is out of the picture although just about everyone was right in naming John Smit.

    For the record, Percy played 24 at fullback and the only other guy (in the same period as Percy) on 24 was Pieter Rossouw.

    My apologies for that.

    So from the best out of 9 we have Gary and Don in a very tight position!

    Both had one wrong in their first answers with Gary blank at Q9 and Don not reading properly with Q7 at 20:38 and 20:40.

    Gary then got a full 9 out of 9 at 20:45 with Don still not reading properly in Q7 but correcting it minutes later!

    By virtue of getting all of the Q’s right first, prize has to go to Gary for his answer at 20:45 getting them all right!

    But then, Don got my favourite Q right (Q9) first and because I too read like shit most of the time, I am giving you something too!

    So Congrats to Gary for being tonight’s main-brain! You get the R250 Voltbet voucher!

    Don my man, I am going to give you a R100 voucher to go gamble somewhat on sports events!

    Well done folks, email me on morne[at]ruggaworld[dot]com for the vouchers.

    Answers up in a sec!

  24. avatar Morné says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 9:22 pm:

    I dont trust Maties! :)

    I am sticking with Buffalo’s because they never went through a name-change!

  25. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 9:30 pm:

    Matie claim definitely wrong as beind 2nd.
    I remember the fight between Hammies and
    Villagers many years back before it was
    established by documents, something like
    that.

    Interesting note re Castens: His remains are
    in an unmarked grave on Mud Island.
    Had this discussion with Rasputin way back.

  26. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    PS. We’ll have to make the Q’s
    more difficult.
    :wink:

  27. avatar DavidS says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    So does it not count as a bonus that Boy Louw is the only Bok who ever reffed a CC final?

  28. avatar Asteroth's Limping Lions says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Any one else’s Rugrat race thing not showing last weeks results or recording predictions!?!?

  29. avatar ThatmanDon says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Awesome, well done Gary – looking forward to the next one, will make sure I read properly!! Thanks Morne, awesome idea!

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