TEST YOUR RUGBY KNOWLEDGE WITH EXPERT QUESTIONS FROM QWIZARD
1 Who played for North Harbour in 1987 when they won the Second Division, before going on to coach them 20 years later?
2 In which year did provincial rugby split into 3 divisions of 9 teams each, with a play-o system introduced? A. 1992, B. 1998, C. 1985, D. 1996
3 Who did Canterbury defeat in the final to win the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership title?
4 Who made their debut for Auckland as a 20 year old in 1985, scoring 3 tries against South Canterbury?
5 Which heartland province plays their rugby at Cooks Gardens?
6 How many provinces currently compete in the Heartland Championship format?
7 Who scored a record 8 tries in a Ranfurly Shield match against North Otago in 1993?
8 Which Otago player was both the leading points scorer and leading try scorer in 1991 provincial rugby?
9 Which team stopped Auckland’s run of 8 titles by winning the Women’s Provincial Championship in 2016?
10 Which province won the Mitre 10 Cup Championship title in 2016?
11 Who made their debut for Wellington in 1990, and was a surprise selection for the 1990 All Black tour to France?
12 In which year did the Heartland Championship first commence? A. 2006, B. 2003, C. 2001, D. 1998
13 Which province lost the NPC final in both 1996 and 1997, to Auckland and Canterbury respectively?
14 The cup for the Women’s Provincial Championship title is now named after which former player?
15 By touring France in 1977, Lawrie Knight became the last All Black from which heartland province?
16 Who was Bay of Plenty’s leading points scorer in 1987, earning himself an All Black trial?
17 Who was the Otago captain who was penalised by Colin Hawke in the 22-20 Ranfurly Shield loss to Canterbury in 1994?
18 Which team, by winning the 1991 title, broke Auckland’s record of 4 championships in a row?
19 Which Wellington player scored a record 24 tries in 1984 – earning his 2 test caps for the All Blacks in the same year?
20 Who was the last All Black from Thames Valley – playing 23 games between 1962 and 1964, without playing a test?