Rugby World cup England v Argentina quiz

Rugby World cup England v Argentina quiz

Rugby World cup England v Argentina quiz

Rugby World cup England v Argentina quiz

England’s third pool match at Rugby World Cup 2019 will be against the Argentina at the The Tokyo Stadium on Saturday October 5.

England look the stronger of the two sides and know that a victory against Argentina will put them through into the quarter-finals.

The Pumas were impressive in the second half against France but struggled in the early stages. If England’s pack can assert dominance with its power game then victory should follow.

Pumas talisman and former captain Agustin Creevy lit the fuse for the Pool C collision in Tokyo by declaring Eddie Jones’ team play “boring” rugby and should be ready for a “war”.

England ran in 11 tries in their convincing wins over Tonga and the USA and George, the Saracens and Lions hooker, does not recognise Creevy’s view of the nation’s playing style.

“I don’t think we play boring rugby. I’m not overly surprised that he’s tried to say that, but he’s entitled to his opinion and hopefully we’ll prove him wrong on Saturday,” George said.

“In my opinion I don’t think it’s very justified. I’m sure he’s just trying to rattle us a bit. He’s more than welcome to try.”

When reminded that boring is an accusation that has been made against his club Saracens, George replied: “It’s trophies in the bag. We are used to it!”

Try your hand at this short quiz before the England v Argentina rugby match on Saturday 5 October 2019.

How much do you know about the teams and the game?

 

England v Argentina Rugby Quiz

This is the third match for both teams in the pool stages of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 
England look the stronger of the two sides and know that a victory against Argentina will put them through into the quarter-finals. 
The Pumas were impressive in the second half against France but struggled in the early stages, finally losing due to a bad day at the kicking tee from Nicolas Sanchez. 
If England's pack can assert dominance with its power game then victory should follow.
Try your hand at the following quiz to see how much you know about the two teams.

 

 

 

Rugby World cup England v USA quiz

Rugby World cup England v USA quiz

Rugby World cup England v USA quiz

England’s second pool match at Rugby World Cup 2019 will be against the USA at the Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday 26th September.

England previously met the USA during the pool stages of the 1987, 1991 and 2007 editions of the tournament. England won those matches 34-6, 37-9 and 28-10 respectively, but will this time be different in a 2019 RWC that is clearly one of the most open World cups since the tournament began.

Overall, England and the USA have played each other on five occasions and England have won every match.

Head coach Eddie Jones is confident his reshuffled England team will cope with their short turnaround as they prepare for Thursday’s game against the USA, four days after battling past Tonga.

Only five of the team from Sunday’s 35-3 win in their opening World Cup game are keeping their starting places.

“We’ve done a fair bit of homework for this turnaround,” Jones told BBC Sport.

“We trialled a four-day turnaround against Japan last autumn, to make sure the players have experience of it.”

George Ford captains the side at 10, with Billy Vunipola selected again at eight and there are World Cup debuts for wingers Ruaridh McConnochie and Joe Cokanasiga plus centre Piers Francis.

Try your hand at this short quiz before the England v USA rugby match on Thurday 26 September.

How much do you know about the teams and the game?

Rugby World cup England v USA quiz

Try your hand at this short quiz before the England v USA rugby match on Thurday 26 September.

How much do you know about the teams and the game?

Rugby World Cup 2019 England v Tonga quiz

Rugby World Cup 2019 England v Tonga quiz

England begin their quest for the Rugby World Cup trophy with a clash against Tonga on the opening weekend of the tournament.

Eddie Jones’ men will hope to banish all memories of their pool-stage exit when hosting the tournament in 2015.

New Zealand, Australia and South Africa all look strong contenders for this RWC final and teams such as Ireland and Wales can never be written-off neitehr.

However England could thrive on the dark horse tag and have enjoyed a solid run of warm-up displays to raise the fans’ spirits.

Tonga hope to produce a big display in a bid to advance from the pool stage for the first time in history.

 

Rugby World cup England v Tonga quiz

England start their 2019 RWC campaign against Tonga on Sunday 22 September 2019, but how good are you at rugby trivia?

See how many you can get right in this quiz.

 

Numbers in Sport

Numbers in Sport

Numbers in Sport.

Numbers can be a difficult part of learning a new language.

New learners often confuse “hundreds” and “thousands”, “fifteen” and “fifty”, “half past six” with “six and a half hours” etc etc etc.

The only way to improve your number skills is with practice.

Start by learning important numbers for you: your age, your address, your phone number.

Then practice well known expressions such as “fifty-fifty”, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”.

Also try this podcast in which Sue asks Chris 10 questions about numbers in sport.

You will need to listen several times; the first time you listen your main objective should be to focus on the numbers that Chris gives. Are you clear about 100s and 1000s ?  Can you recognize times ? Can you identity money quantities? What about dates ?

For the second time of listening,  focus on the questions and for the third time, just enjoy the conversation !

TRY THIS QUIZ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PODCAST: you will hear the same questions in the podcast as in the quiz. How many numbers can you recognize ? Practice saying all the numbers in the quiz and then listen again to the podcast. Your progress will be AMAZING !

Numbers in sport

After listening to the podcast try this quiz to consolidate your number skills. You can check your own answers with Chris' attempts.

Le Tour de France comes to Toulouse

Le Tour de France comes to Toulouse

Le Tour de France comes to Toulouse

STAGE 11: ALBI – TOULOUSE 17 July 2019

Wednesday 17 July – Following the first rest day of this year’s race, the Tour de France continues with stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse.

The 167 kilometres route meanders through the south of France against the backdrop of the Pyrenees on what is described as a flat stage, although there were plenty of hills to climb for the riders.

The last sections were pretty flat,  so a bunch sprint is the most likely outcome.

The Thinking Person’s non-football quiz about Russia.

The Thinking Person’s non-football quiz about Russia.

The Thinking Person’s non-football quiz about Russia.

So, after one week of watching the Football World Cup and the endless attempts by journalists to make interesting reports and write entertaining articles about Russia, what have you learnt about this country ?

Forget the football are you a champion at general knowledge ? Test yourself with this Thinking Person’s non-football quiz.

Don’t worry about the offside rule concentrate your energy on improving your ability to make an educated guess !

Has all the buzz about Russia inspired you to put the country on your Holiday Bucket List? Take a look at some of these Bucket List suggestions, what do you think ? Tempted ? 

1. Party like a Russian in Moscow

This is truly a city that never sleeps, hosting some of the wildest parties and most lavish theatre performances. In a country where buying a ticket to the ballet or opera means planning months before the performance, make sure not to miss the hype and experience the legend of the Bolshoi Theatre. Later, you can  continue the night on to the streets in the centre, where you’ll find some of the most classy nightclubs.

2. Buy amber in Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad is the most western city in Russia and possibly also one the most European-looking ones. Due to its unique location on the shore of Baltic sea, it is known as the amber capital of the country, as most of these semi-precious stones come from that city. So once you are done with your fan duties and you can get some memories shaped in amber stone to take home with you.

3. Experience White Nights magic in St Petersburg

Every June, The Venice of North, as St Petersburg is sometimes called, holds a huge festival to celebrate ‘white nights’ – the whole month without a proper night. Due to the northern location of the city, in June, the day almost never ends, and the nights look more like an overcast day. The whole city is out partying and enjoying rooftop terraces and some fine dining, and the culmination of the month is the beautiful Scarlet Sails festival – a spectacular music, light and theatrical performance right on Neva river.

4. Visit ‘The Motherland Calls’ in Volgograd

As one of the most important cities in the south of Russia, Voldograd is a popular tourist destination. The city’s fame is linked with the biggest memorial complex in Russia: The Motherland Calls. Dedicated to the Stalingrad battle of the Second World War, this statue is one of the tallest in the world and undoubtedly one of the most impressive.

5. Be inspired by space in Samara

If you’re fascinated by the history of space exploration, and Russia’s role in the space race, head to the Museum of Space History in Samara. Filled with information about Russian space expeditions and development, rockets and other spectacular equipment, this museum is a great getaway for several hours between the World Cup matches.

6. Taste Caucasian cuisine in Sochi

Sochi is a multicultural city offering plenty of different cuisines and dishes, although Caucasian cuisine is the most beloved by locals as well as tourists. The rich taste and original recipes make the dishes totally irresistible, and walking around the city, you’ll catch the scent of spices and grilled meat, along with the distinctive flavour of fresh lavash bread. Spend time with friends at Sochi’s Caucasian restaurants and enjoy great food.

The Intelligent Person’s Russian Non football Quiz

Forget the football, are you a champion at general knowledge ?

 

Of course if you want to learn some football vocabulary, click on this link and if you want to try some more of our Thinking Brainy Quizzes, click here.

 

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