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Quiz about Ten Out of Ten For the Perfect Tens
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Ten Out of Ten For the Perfect Tens Quiz


A quiz about rugby fly-halves. How well do you know your number tens?

A multiple-choice quiz by kino76. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
kino76
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
387,750
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
322
Last 3 plays: Rezziuq22 (6/10), daveguth (8/10), Guest 169 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which Welsh fly-half was the first player to score more than 1000 international points? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In the 1999 World Cup semi-final game between Australia and South Africa, fly-half Stephen Larkham kicked a 48 metre drop goal to help seal victory for the Australian team. What was remarkable about the kick? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which South African fly-half broke the record at the time for drop goals, by kicking five drop goals in the 1999 World Cup quarter-final match against England? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What nickname was given to South African fly-half, Naas Botha, by the British press during the British Lions tour of South Africa in 1980 due to his prolific kicking ability? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. International Rugby Hall of Fame and IRB Hall of Fame inductee Hugo Porta was a brilliant international fly-half during the 1970s and 80s. Captaining his side and leading them in the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, for which country did he play? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1967 the French fly-half Guy Camberabero set a French record for the most conversions kicked in one match, nine, versus Italy. Twenty years later, in 1987, his son Didier was to match that feat against which African team? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Dan Carter, former New Zealand fly-half, made 112 appearances from 2003 to 2015 and scored 1,598 points and had a 100% win record against almost every country he has played against. Despite scoring the bulk of his points against them, against which nation's team does he sport the worst winning percentage? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Andrew Mehrtens made 70 appearances for the All Blacks from 1995 to 2004. He scored 967 points in that time and was involved in the iconic rugby World Cup final in 1995 between New Zealand and South Africa. In which country was he born? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Michael Lynagh was a prolific fly-half who played 72 test matches for Australia in between 1984 and 1995. He suffered a stroke in 2012 due to vertebral artery dissection. What potentially lead to the onset? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. England won the 2003 rugby World Cup final against Australia, thanks to a drop goal kicked twenty-six seconds before the end of extra time, which gave England the win 20-17. Who was the fly-half who managed to finally slot the winning drop kick after three failed attempts? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which Welsh fly-half was the first player to score more than 1000 international points?

Answer: Neil Jenkins

Neil Jenkins played for Wales from 1991-2003, capped 87 times and scored 1049 points. He broke the 1,000 point mark in spectacular style against France in 2001. He scored a try, kicked conversions, penalties and a dropkick for a personal total of 28 points. Jenkins was capped four times for the British and Irish Lions too.
2. In the 1999 World Cup semi-final game between Australia and South Africa, fly-half Stephen Larkham kicked a 48 metre drop goal to help seal victory for the Australian team. What was remarkable about the kick?

Answer: He had poor vision and could hardly see the posts

Stephen Larkham played 102 test matches for Australia. Initially drafted into the Australian squad as a fullback, coach Rod Macqueen switched him to fly-half. Australia won the 1999 World Cup and Larkham's 48 meter drop kick in extra time helped to beat South Africa in the semi final. Two factors made this drop kick quite a "miracle kick"; Larkham had very bad eyesight and could not see the posts clearly. He also had a badly injured knee at the time.

Larkham had laser treatment on his eyes to correct blurred vision and short sightedness which he has suffered from since a child. He said in an interview "I've been wearing glasses since about 16 and I spoke to a surgeon...and he said I had about 10 per cent vision in my right eye and 50 per cent in my left eye," ... "I had a little difficulty seeing the uprights in the past, when I'm at one end of the field everything's blurry at the other end," he said. "I suppose at the World Cup I roughly had an idea where the posts were and had a faint outline."
3. Which South African fly-half broke the record at the time for drop goals, by kicking five drop goals in the 1999 World Cup quarter-final match against England?

Answer: Jannie de Beer

Jannie de Beer played thirteen tests for South Africa, scoring 183 points. At the time of the 1999 World Cup, the previous record for drop kicks in an international test match was four. De Beer attempted the same feat in the semi-final match against Australia, but did not manage to land all his drop goal attempts and South Africa was ultimately undone by a miracle drop goal from Australian fly-half Stephen Larkham.
4. What nickname was given to South African fly-half, Naas Botha, by the British press during the British Lions tour of South Africa in 1980 due to his prolific kicking ability?

Answer: Nasty Booter

Naas Botha made 28 appearances for South Africa between 1980 and 1992. He played his first test for SA at the age of 22 and his last at the age of 34. Botha was able to accurately kick with both feet and during the 1980 British Lions tour, Botha scored points in all four matches, three of which were won by South Africa. Due to his unerring accuracy with the boot, the British press adapted his own name to create the unflattering nickname.
5. International Rugby Hall of Fame and IRB Hall of Fame inductee Hugo Porta was a brilliant international fly-half during the 1970s and 80s. Captaining his side and leading them in the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, for which country did he play?

Answer: Argentina

Hugo Porta made his international debut for Argentina in 1971. He represented his nation 58 times and scored 590 points in a career spanning nineteen years. Porta was appointed as South African ambassador in 1991 and was appointed Argentina's Minister for Sport in 1994. A national hero in his nation, after being carjacked, thieves returned his car after finding out who they had robbed.
6. In 1967 the French fly-half Guy Camberabero set a French record for the most conversions kicked in one match, nine, versus Italy. Twenty years later, in 1987, his son Didier was to match that feat against which African team?

Answer: Zimbabwe

Guy Camberabero played eighteen test matches for France at fly-half from 1961 to 1968. He set his nation's drop goal record in a game against Italy in 1967. France won the match 60-12. Guy kicked nine conversions, two penalties and a drop goal for a total of twenty-seven points.

His son Didier represented his country thirty-six times, predominantly as fly-half from 1982 to 1991, scoring a total of 354 points. In a test match against Zimbabwe in 1987 he scored a total of thirty points in a 70-12 French victory.

He kicked nine conversions and scored three tries playing at fullback.
7. Dan Carter, former New Zealand fly-half, made 112 appearances from 2003 to 2015 and scored 1,598 points and had a 100% win record against almost every country he has played against. Despite scoring the bulk of his points against them, against which nation's team does he sport the worst winning percentage?

Answer: Australia

Dan Carter played for New Zealand from 2003 to 2015. The only three nations against which he has played that he does not have a 100% win rate are Australia, South Africa and France. In his international playing career he was on the losing side against France once, South Africa four times and seven losses against Australia for a total of 99 games won out of a total of 112 played.

He scored the most points against Australia with 366 and the second most was 255 points against South Africa.
8. Andrew Mehrtens made 70 appearances for the All Blacks from 1995 to 2004. He scored 967 points in that time and was involved in the iconic rugby World Cup final in 1995 between New Zealand and South Africa. In which country was he born?

Answer: South Africa

Andrew Mehrtens was born in Durban, South Africa. His parents lived in South Africa for four years. His parents returned to New Zealand and his illustrious rugby career was fostered in the land of his parents birth. Interestingly, his grandfather represented the All Blacks in 1928 for an unofficial test match and his father played against the 1970 All Blacks while in South Africa, playing for the provincial side Natal, the precursor to the Super Rugby side the Sharks.
9. Michael Lynagh was a prolific fly-half who played 72 test matches for Australia in between 1984 and 1995. He suffered a stroke in 2012 due to vertebral artery dissection. What potentially lead to the onset?

Answer: A coughing fit

Michael Lynagh managed to score 911 points in 72 test matches for Australia. He was part of the rugby World Cup winning Australian team in 1991, scoring two penalties and a conversion in the final against England and was vice-captain of the side. In 2012, he had a sever coughing fit after which he presented with severe symptoms of visual disturbance, headache and dizziness.

He was diagnosed as having suffered a life threatening stroke due to vertebral artery dissection. This is a tear in the vertebral artery, the artery located in the neck which is the brain's blood supply.

He was released from the hospital after two weeks having almost completely recovered.
10. England won the 2003 rugby World Cup final against Australia, thanks to a drop goal kicked twenty-six seconds before the end of extra time, which gave England the win 20-17. Who was the fly-half who managed to finally slot the winning drop kick after three failed attempts?

Answer: Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson played 91 test matches for England and represented the British & Irish Lions in six tests. He scored a total of 1246 points (B&I Lions included). With the English squad, he won the Six Nations crown four times the fourth coming eight years after the third.

In 2003, Wilkinson was part of the English squad who won the World Cup. His two unsuccessful drop goals were in normal time. Out of the 91 test matches Wilkinson played, England won 67 of them giving him a 73% win percentage.
Source: Author kino76

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