Learn English with a  Rugby and Personality Quiz

Learn English with a Rugby and Personality Quiz

Here at English-podcasts.com we like sport and especially rugby….. but what exactly are we talking about ??? Are you confused ? Do you need help ? Would like to know more ?  Don’t worry, this quiz will help to put you in the picture.

Learning about sport is an important way to expand vocabulary and improve your English.

In this wholly unscientific “tongue in cheek” quiz you will see a lot of new vocabulary, learn a little about rugby, think a lot about yourself and have some fun at the same time.

To mark the Rugby World Cup in Japan 2019 we have chosen 6 positions in a rugby team which need different physical and mental qualities. For each question you can pick a response and at the end you will see which position would best suit your personality……

Before you start take a look these key words:

This is a SCRUM. The term Scrum Master is also used in Agile Management.

This player is scoring a TRY, in other words he is placing the ball over his team’s scoring line. For a successful try the team is awarded 5 points. The team then has the opportunity to add 2 points by “converting” the try which means kicking the ball over bar and the between the posts, like this;

 

There are 15 positions in a rugby team, each player has a specific role and their names describe what these roles entail.  The names may look confusing but try to figure out what they mean. For this quiz we have chosen: the wing, the fly half, the scrum half, the flanker, the loosehead, and the hooker.

Which position in rugby best suits your personality ?

Are you Fast or Furious ?  Do you possess strength, endurance or speed ? Take the quiz to match your personality to the best rugby position for you !

For real rugby fans, try* (*no pun intended)  these other tough rugby knowledge quizzes……

England v Australia rugby quiz

The postponement of the England and France game could be a blow to the former's chances as they head into the quarter-finals potentially undercooked. England have not really been challenged so far in this World cup, with the greatest respect to the teams that they have already played.

That said, the Australians looked poor for most of the pool stage and with six losses in a row against England, they face an uphill task to progress. 

England will certainly fancy their chances in this one but must get off to a strong start which will knock the confidence of the Aussies and allow them to prevail.

All will be seen in the quarter final match on Saturday 19 October.

For now, let's see how much you know about this N°1 of sporting rivalry matches.

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.

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?

England v New Zealand Rugby Quiz

England v New Zealand Rugby Quiz

It’s the big one on Saturday 26 October 2019 – the semi finals of the Rugby World Cup with a mouth watering clash between England and New Zealand.

England and New Zealand go head to head for a place in the 2019 World Cup Final this weekend.

Saturday’s mammoth clash in Yokohama is the first between these two teams at rugby’s global showpiece since 1999, when the All Blacks won in a pool-stage encounter.

In fact, it is just the sixth time they have met since 2014, with that awesome, Manu Tuilagi-inspired 38-21 victory for England at Twickenham in 2012 now a fading memory.

Seeking a third successive world title, New Zealand topped Pool B and produced a typically devastating performance to beat Ireland 46-14 in the quarter-finals.

2003 champions England – embarrassed on home soil four years ago – also finished at the summit of their group, but were barely tested due to a combination of overmatched opposition, Typhoon Hagibis and Tomas Lavanini’s red card before an emphatic 40-16 defeat of old rivals Australia in Oita.

It was their first knockout victory at the World Cup since 2007.

Score prediction: England 17-30 New Zealand from The Telegraph

England v New Zealand Rugby Quiz

Saturday 26 October 2019 sees what has been called 'The final before the final' where England meet New Zealand in the semi finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup - sure to be a huge game and a delight for neutrals.

The national rugby union teams of England and New Zealand have been playing each other in Test match rugby since 1905, and have contested a total of 38 Test matches since. The first meeting between the two nations was on 2 December 1905, when the All Blacks were in England as part of their European and North America tour. The All Blacks won 15–0.

Their next meeting was on the All Blacks' Invincibles tour of 1924–25. The match was most notable for the sending off of All Black lock Cyril Brownlie, who became the first player to ever be sent off in a Test match.

See how much you know about rugby trivia between these two teams.

England v Australia rugby quiz

England v Australia rugby quiz

England v Australia rugby quiz

England will be looking to right the wrongs of four years ago when they meet Australia for a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-final on Saturday 19 October.

At the last World Cup, in 2015, England lost a must-win pool stage game against the Aussies that saw them dumped out on home soil.

Ben Youngs, the England scrum half believes England have learned a few tricks from Australia ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarter-final showdown, saying that they have something special up their sleeve for the Australians.

Four years ago Youngs was part of the side that was dumped out of the World Cup by a strong Australian side that was inspired by fly-half Bernard Foley to a convincing victory at Twickenham, condemning the tournament hosts to their worst ever tournament finish in their own World Cup.

Whatever happens, both teams will be stepping up to the plate and performing to the best of their abilities, but how much do you know about rugby trivia, especially where England and Australia are concerned?

Find out in this England v Australia rugby quiz

England v Australia rugby quiz

The postponement of the England and France game could be a blow to the former's chances as they head into the quarter-finals potentially undercooked. England have not really been challenged so far in this World cup, with the greatest respect to the teams that they have already played.

That said, the Australians looked poor for most of the pool stage and with six losses in a row against England, they face an uphill task to progress. 

England will certainly fancy their chances in this one but must get off to a strong start which will knock the confidence of the Aussies and allow them to prevail.

All will be seen in the quarter final match on Saturday 19 October.

For now, let's see how much you know about this N°1 of sporting rivalry matches.

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.

 

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