Paul Thomas

2017 Sports Quiz

Jan 24, 2018 | Featured, Sports

There’s more to sport than high shots, low blows and fine lines.

Test your familiarity with sport’s rich tapestry by tackling this quick quiz of the 2017 sporting year.

What was unusual about UK website Planet Rugby’s Team of the Year?
What did rookie Australian batsman Matt Renshaw do that prompted former skipper Al Border to snarl, “I hope he’s lying on the table in there half-dead.”?
Who was then Prime Minister Bill English referring to when he said it was “hard to understand that a guy has to behave differently than the rest.”?
According to a survey commissioned by the New Zealand Herald, what percentage of Kiwis regard themselves at rugby fans?
What does Aussie tennis great Margaret Court, winner of 24 Grand Slam titles, regard as the biggest problem facing women’s tennis?
Which of the following statements did British former world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury actually make?
Where would you expect to come across a “sawn afferdavided”?
Match the French-based former All Blacks to these offences:
Domestic violence - Drink driving - Buying cocaine
To what did the Daily Mail attribute England all-rounder Ben Stokes’s “confrontational manner” after he got involved in a street brawl, the protracted fall-out from which led to him missing the current Ashes series?
What, according to Kiwi halfback Shaun Johnson, was the positive about New Zealand being knocked out of the Rugby League World Cup by Fiji?
Who said the following about NFL players “taking the knee” during the pre-game playing of the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality against minorities: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired.’”?
According to a Roy Morgan research survey, Australian rugby union’s playing numbers have declined by 63% over the past 15 years to the point that the code now has roughly the same number of participants as which sport/activity?
Who patronised their opposition thus: “It’s great to see a bit of fight out of these boys.”?
What defence/explanation did Kiwi captain Jesse Bromwich and senior player Kevin Proctor offer for being in the company of a drug dealer at 5am after a disastrous loss to the Kangaroos?
How did England wicketkeeper/batsman Jonny Bairstow introduce himself to local cricketer Cameron Bancroft when they met in a Perth nightclub?