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England v New Zealand - Pub Ammo

Rugby Quiz (see answers below)

1. For which domestic outfit has Beauden Barrett made 125 apperances since 2011?

2. Australia were the last side to beat their antipodean rivals. How many points was the margin of victory? (A) 1 (B) 11 (C) 21

3. What was Steve Hansen’s job before he began coaching rugby?

4. Which former England forward has advised Eddie Jones’ men “Don’t worry about the Haka. It’s 15 blokes dancing”? 

5. Which player who played his final international Test in 2015 is New Zealand’s most capped player of all-time? 

Classic Clips

The last time England triumphed against All Blacks was in 2012.

One man stole the show the last time England played NZ in a knockout match in Cape Town, 1995.

France getting up close and personal in Cardiff 2007 seemed to do the trick. Les Bleus won 20-18.

Did You Know?

  • New Zealand have reached the World Cup semi-finals a record eight times, only failing to do so in 2007.
  • This will be the 42nd meeting between these sides with the spoils weighted strongly to New Zealand who’ve won 41 to England’s seven (one drawn).
  • The All Blacks have won the last six meetings – a record dating back to November 2013.
  • Defence the best form of attack? In their quarter final, England only spent 10 minutes and 34 seconds in possession.
  • Strike early? Of the 22 tries conceded by NZ in the past year, 3 have come in the first 10 minutes of games and six in the first 11 minutes of the 2nd half.
  • The Haka was originally composed by a Maori warrior chief, Te Rauparaha, in 1810 after a lucky escape from a pursuing enemy. It was first adopted by the All Blacks in 1905.

Quiz Answers

1. Hurricanes

2. (C) 21

3. Policeman

4. James Haskell

5. Richie McCaw