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?

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