A Beginner's Rugby Quiz

As we wrap up our series of rugby stories (sponsored by Invictus—now available on DVD and Blu-ray), here's a quiz on the basics.

1 of 10
What is the name of the surface that rugby is played on?
Field
Meadow
Pitch
2 of 10
What violent name describes when a ballcarrier is wrapped up, but not tackled, and players from each team push the ball carrier in an attempt to gain field position?
Maul
Bludgeon
Murder
3 of 10
When a ball is put back in play, players from each team will lock arms and attempt to “hook” the ball to their teammate to acquire possession. What is this play called?
Scruff
Scrap
Scrum
4 of 10
What are the names of the positions in rugby?
Strikers & Defenders
Forwards & Backs
Uppers & Lowers
5 of 10
How long is a standard professional rugby match?
45 minutes
60 minutes
80 minutes
6 of 10
Which of these Hollywood stars owns an Australian rugby team called the South Sydney Rabbitohs?
Russell Crowe
Hugh Jackman
Paul Hogan
7 of 10
What is it called when a player carries the ball into the other team’s in-goal area?
End Score
Try
Arrival
8 of 10
True or False: In rugby, all passes must be made backwards (or sideways).
True
False
9 of 10
A rugby ball is similar to an American football. In what major way is it different?
The ball has no laces
The ball is filled with cotton
The ball is made of plastic
10 of 10
The film Invictus depicts the true story of the South African national team taking on the mighty New Zealand national rugby union team All Blacks for the Rugby World Cup. In what year did this occur?
1985
1990
1995