TEST YOUR RUGBY KNOWLEDGE WITH THIS CROSSWORD FROM QWIZARD
Q1 16 ACROSS Who played 12 tests for both the All Blacks and Wallabies, between 1958 and 1964? [full name 3, 6]
Q2 2 DOWN Who played 10 matches for the All Blacks, but is most remembered for his single test cap in 1986, which lasted less than 1 minute? [surname]
Q3 4 DOWN Who was the Counties fullback who made all of his 13 All Black matches in 1980, including 3 tests against Australia? [initial, surname]
Q4 46 ACROSS Who kicked the winning conversion when the All Blacks beat Ireland 24-22 in 2014? [surname]
Q5 24 DOWN Which player scored a heroic try in the 3rd test against the 1950 Lions after being injured and placed out on the wing? [full name 3, 7]
Q6 39 ACROSS Who made his debut as All Blacks captain in the first test of the 2001 season against Samoa? [surname]
Q7 68 ACROSS Who was the All Black prop who played 24 tests over 7 seasons, before his retirement in 1969? [full name 3, 4]
Q8 14 DOWN Which Welsh player was the top pointscorer for the 1971 touring Lions, with 180 points – earning the nickname ‘The King’? [full name 5, 4]
Q9 94 ACROSS Who made his debut in 2004, and played 16 tests as a utility back for the All Blacks – the last as a substitute in the 2007 loss to France? [full name 4, 5]
Q10 45 points 81 DOWN on his Which test debut player for scored the All a Blacks? record [initial, surname]
Q11 72 DOWN Which developing rugby nation made their first appearance at a Rugby World Cup in 2011?
Q12 121 ACROSS Who was the NZ sprint champion who played 9 tests for the All Blacks, and was later elected as a Member of Parliament? [initial, surname]
Q13 91 DOWN Who was selected as a first-five for the 1987 World Cup squad for the All Blacks, but did not play any matches? [surname]
Q14 131 ACROSS Which team were the beaten finalists in Super Rugby in both 2016 and 2017?
Q15 153 ACROSS Who was the English loose forward who toured NZ in 1985 in his first international season, and returned in 1993 with the Lions in his final season? [initial, surname]
Q16 182 ACROSS Which South Africa loose forward and occasional lock won 3 Super Rugby titles with the Bulls, and played in 3 World Cups during his 63 test caps? [full name 5, 7]
Q17 184 DOWN Auckland’s Barry Ashworth made two test appearances for the All Blacks in which position in 1978?
Q18 212 ACROSS In what year did Canterbury’s Victor Simpson make his only appearance in an All Black jersey?
Q19 177 DOWN Who was the last All Black to represent the Buller province, and later had a grandson who represented the Wallabies? [surname]
Q20 219 ACROSS Who is the only player to have played test rugby for both the All Blacks and England? [surname]