By The Spotter
Welcome to the eighth edition of the ‘Swinehound’ sports quiz. There hasn’t been one for a good while, so there’s an increase from the regular 8 question set to a full XV this time. The joint defenders are: Andy Muir of Southland and Gerard, playing abroad from London (yes, we have gone international, lol).
As yet, no single participant from the seven previous editions has managed to defend their ‘hound crown. Three title defences will win you a very good conditioned copy of the old rugger journalist David Frost’s book, ‘Lions 83’.
Play fair with your answers. It’s called the Swinehound for a reason- a lot of the questions are bloody swines to get right. However Google is absolutely a banned substance- it’s the stanozolol of quizzing; just don’t go there.
Post answers in the Comments section below the quiz. Or it’s possible to tweet to sportsfreak Twitter on this site.
So best of luck, and fire up the old memory bank- coz’ some of the Qs are a bit bygone.
THE SWINEHOUND #8
- The English football season has just got underway. Which two clubs within the top four leagues have the letter ‘x’ in their name?
- Dame Susan Devoy aside, name the two other NZ players to have appeared in a Women’s world championship squash final.
- Over a long career, which iconic international rugby captain and legend participated in 32% of the total number of victories by his nation in their test-match history?
- Which future prolific try-scorer and 1980s All Black was the Mid-Canterbury player of the season in the 1979 domestic season, playing at first-five eighth?
- Many years back, a member of a well-known Kiwi sporting family was once tricked into believing they needed a passport to travel from the North to the South Island. Who was that person?
- One for the old seadogs: On that famous historical date of July 20 1969, what did Chris Bouzaid and his crew achieve aboard their craft ‘Rainbow 2’ at Heligoland, West Germany?
- In the 1980s, this female was a double international and dual world champion in the sports of netball and softball for NZ. Who is she?
- Which Wallaby forward of the late 1970s broke a twenty-nine year old record for the most individual points by any player in a test match against the All Blacks?
- In the 1980s, in very much a role reversal of the times, which All Black kicked six penalties on debut in a test where England scored two tries to nil, yet NZ won 18-13?
- In which Bahraini city did the All Whites play the first-leg of their play-off to qualify for the 2010 World Cup? (a hint: Think of a classic old song title from ‘the Muppet show’)
- Prior to the 1949 All Blacks tour of South Africa, how many NZ cities and towns were used for holding trials? a) 8 b) 12 c) 24
- The Air NZ-Shell Open was once a prestigious event on the NZ golf calendar. Before it was moved to The Grange for its final few incarnations, which course was it always held at?
- Who were the eight quarter-finalists at the inaugural Rugby World Cup of 1987?
- How old was the oldest player to have appeared in a fully-fledged rugby union international?
- In one of the truly great moments in NZ sports history, which player scored the goal in the 1-0 victory over Australia for the gold medal in the men’s hockey final at the 1976 Montreal Olympics? A hint: He was the team captain, the goal was from a penalty corner (and his first name was/still is ‘Anthony’)
And for a bonus point: Who was the TV commentator for the NZ coverage?
-Paul Montague (firstname.lastname@example.org)