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They Glide with Their Boots On Quiz


They don't get down and dirty in the scrums. The glamour boys on the wings just take the glory for the hard work done by the forwards which leads to the tries they score. This quiz is dedicated to wingers of international rugby.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
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333,439
Updated
Feb 12 22
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which winger was nicknamed 'Billy Whizz', and scored England's only try when the team won the rugby union World Cup in 2003? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Nigel Walker played rugby union for Wales as a winger in the 1990s. He had previously represented his country in which sport? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Mauro Bergamasco was an international player for Italy in rugby union. His younger brother also played for Italy as a winger. What was his name? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 2007, South African international rugby union winger Bryan Habana ran a 100-metre race against which animal? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which Scottish rugby union winger suffered a severe neck injury in an international match against Wales in 2010, which forced his retirement from the sport? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Jonah Lomu created a massive impact when he first appeared on the wing for New Zealand's rugby union team in 1994. Which England player described him as 'a freak' in 1995? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which Ireland rugby union winger, remembered for his idiosyncratic way of running, had his career cut short in 1996 by a toe injury? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Philippe Saint-Andre played on the wing for France's international rugby team before finishing his playing career with which west country English club? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 2006, rugby union winger Daisuke Ohata broke the world record for tries in Test matches. Which country did he represent? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Often referred to as one of the greatest rugby union wingers ever, an opinion with which he would undoubtedly agree, who played predominantly on the wing for Australia between 1982 and 1996? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which winger was nicknamed 'Billy Whizz', and scored England's only try when the team won the rugby union World Cup in 2003?

Answer: Jason Robinson

Robinson was born in Leeds in 1974 and originally played rugby league, notably for Wigan and then in the international Great Britain side. In 2000, he switched to rugby union, playing for Sale Sharks. Robinson played 51 times for England between 2001 and 2007 and was also chosen for the British and Irish Lions tours in 2001 and 2005.

His nickname came from a comic called 'The Beano', which featured a very fast runner called 'Billy Whizz'. In the World Cup final, Jason played on the right wing wearing number 14, with Ben Cohen at number 11 on the left wing. Mark Cueto and Dan Luger were also England international wingers.
2. Nigel Walker played rugby union for Wales as a winger in the 1990s. He had previously represented his country in which sport?

Answer: Athletics

Walker was a high hurdler, competing over 110 metres, an event which needs speed. He was selected for the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, where he reached the semi-final in his event. The emergence of fellow Welshman Colin Jackson as a hurdler led to an early end to Walker's athletics career, and he joined Cardiff RFC in 1992.

He played for Wales on 17 occasions between 1993 and 1998, scoring 12 tries.
3. Mauro Bergamasco was an international player for Italy in rugby union. His younger brother also played for Italy as a winger. What was his name?

Answer: Mirco

Mauro gained his first cap in 1998 and usually played as a flanker. He was chosen out of position to play scrum half against England in 2009, which was a short-lived and disastrous event lasting only until half-time in the game. Mirco began playing for Italy in 2002 and has played as a winger, fullback, and at centre. In 2010, both brothers were playing in France.
4. In 2007, South African international rugby union winger Bryan Habana ran a 100-metre race against which animal?

Answer: Cheetah

The race was staged to raise awareness of the cheetah's risk of becoming endangered. Despite having a 30 metre start, Bryan was overtaken by the cheetah in two races. The cheetah was chasing after a leg of lamb, not Habana. Bryan Habana was capped for the first time by South Africa in 2004, playing against England at Twickenham and scored a try in the game, which England won.

He played in the 2007 Rugby World Cup final, also against England in which South Africa gained their revenge.
5. Which Scottish rugby union winger suffered a severe neck injury in an international match against Wales in 2010, which forced his retirement from the sport?

Answer: Thom Evans

In the Six Nations match played on 13 February 2010, Evans collided with the Welsh player, Lee Byrne. Quick action from the medical team on hand saved him from paralysis, or possibly even death. He was later told that movement of another millimetre in his neck would have had severe and irreversible consequences. Thom hoped to pursue a career in athletics following his retirement at the age of only 25.

His brother, Max, was also a Scottish rugby international player. Of the other options, Lamont was a winger, although Blair was better known as a scrum half. Paterson played fullback, fly half and wing, as needed, although more often at fullback.
6. Jonah Lomu created a massive impact when he first appeared on the wing for New Zealand's rugby union team in 1994. Which England player described him as 'a freak' in 1995?

Answer: Will Carling

Lomu changed the image of a winger from a small fast runner to a big fast runner, who went over and through the opponent instead of around them. Carling's full quote was, "He is a freak and the sooner he goes away the better". Lomu destroyed England in the semi-final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, scoring four tries and flattening most of the opposing backs in the process.

He played for New Zealand between 1994 and 2002 despite suffering from a serious illness which eventually led to him undergoing a kidney transplant in 2004.
7. Which Ireland rugby union winger, remembered for his idiosyncratic way of running, had his career cut short in 1996 by a toe injury?

Answer: Simon Geoghegan

Renowned rugby commentator Bill McLaren once memorably described Geoghegan as 'like a mad trout up a burn'. He played for Ireland on 37 occasions between 1991 and 1996 and scored 11 tries at a time when the Irish team was not at its best, and the wingers were lucky to see a pass all game. Had he played in modern times, his achievements would undoubtedly have been greater.

Unfortunately, Geoghegan had to retire at the age of only 28 due to his foot injury, which proved untreatable. The other players have all played for Ireland as wingers at various times.
8. Philippe Saint-Andre played on the wing for France's international rugby team before finishing his playing career with which west country English club?

Answer: Gloucester

Saint-Andre played for France on 68 occasions between 1990 and 1997, and was captain for 34 matches. He played for Gloucester RFC between 1996 and 1998, and then went on to coach the team until 2000. After coaching spells at CS Bourgoin-Jallieu and Sale, he returned to France as director of rugby at Toulon in 2009.

His nickname was 'le goret', which translates as 'the piglet', apparently because of his appetite for scoring tries. Of the options I gave you, only Gloucester is known as a west county club.
9. In 2006, rugby union winger Daisuke Ohata broke the world record for tries in Test matches. Which country did he represent?

Answer: Japan

Ohata began playing for the Japan national team in 1996 and scored three tries on his first appearance. The previous record for international tries was 64, held by David Campese, and Ohata scored a further three tries against Georgia to reach 65 in May 2006. Japan is not one of the top 10 ranked rugby playing countries, which include New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, and most of his tries have been scored against lower ranked nations.

Despite this, it remains a noteworthy achievement and a great strike rate, coming from only 55 matches.

He has since increased his tally to 69 tries from 58 Test matches.
10. Often referred to as one of the greatest rugby union wingers ever, an opinion with which he would undoubtedly agree, who played predominantly on the wing for Australia between 1982 and 1996?

Answer: David Campese

As well known for his outspokenness as his playing, Campese earned 101 caps for Australia and became one of their best known players. His unconventional brilliance could be matched by dreadful mistakes, including one which gifted a try to the British Lions in 1989.

Despite the errors, caused often by his attempts to turn defence into attack, Campese scored 64 tries in Test matches. He began his career as a fullback, but his major achievements came from playing on the wing. The other options are all Australian internationals, although only Little played as a winger (and was better known as a centre).
Source: Author rossian

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