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!
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.
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
Complete the following: “The South African Rugby Board formed in 1889, fifteen years after the board of _______”
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
Who has the most Springbok test caps at flyhalf?
Answer: Butch James(37 Caps as flyhalf)
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)
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
What are the odds on a Lions victory in Perth at this moment according to Voltbet?
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.
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.
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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