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Something For The Weekend...

By David W
July 8 2016

Something for the weekend, good people - a Quiz from David W with a Saintly slant. Away we go...









1)      Which are the only rugby clubs to have been ever present in English top flight? 


2)      Which former Saint was famously Hagrid’s body double in the Harry Potter films? 


3)      Which then Premiership clubs went into administration in 1999 and which leagues are they now playing in?


4)      What was Northampton’s third team called? 


5)      Who are the only England players to have won World Cups at 7s and 15s?


6)      In which year did Saints reach their first Twickenham final? 


7)      Which Saints went on successful 1997 tour to South Africa?


8)      Which former Saint went on to become England physio? 


9)      Who were the first English club to win the Heineken Cup? 


10)   Which current Saints have parents who were Saints?


11)   Which year was Northampton’s first in the top division of English rugby?


12)   And who was their captain that season?


13)   For which Premiership club did Michael Lynagh play?


14)   What was unusual about the international debuts of Matt Dawson and Paul Grayson?


15)   We all know Jonny Wilkinson is England’s highest international point scorer, but who is second to him?


16)   Who are the only Welsh side to have reached the Heineken Cup Final?


17)   Which former Saints have performed on Strictly Come Dancing? 


18)   Who holds records for most tries at a Rugby World Cup?


19)   Only Englishman to win over 100 caps?


20)   Only former Saints to win over 100 international caps? 



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Phil. (IP Logged)
08/07/2016 14:10
Many thanks for this David and thank you for your patience - we get these things published eventually! Answers early next week (if the real world allows)...

ps. Smurf - still got yours - up next week, my friend... smiling smiley

Ian Spokes
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Ian Spokes (IP Logged)
08/07/2016 15:54
If I've got most of these right it only proves what a saddo I am (none Googled or otherwise researched)

1) Bath, Leicester, Gloucester,Sale, Wasps - not sure if Saracens count
2) Martin Bayfield
3) I think London Scottish and Richmond went in administration and were taken over (or possible merged ) by London Irish
4) Trinity?
5) Dallaglio and Dawson
6) 1991 Pilkington Cup
7)Loads as Geech picked them smiling smiley Dawson, Grayson, Rodber, Beal,om Smith and Gregor Townsend but I don't know if they were actually playing for Saints at the time
8) Phil Pask
9) Bath
10) Can only think of Sam Olver and Howard Packman
11) Guessing 1991
12) Gary Pearce (or maybe John Olver)
13) Saracens
14) Dawson & Cohen?
15) guessing LOmu
16) Funbus
17) Mat Dawson although he might have been passed by Dylan Hartley this summer

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tedge (IP Logged)
08/07/2016 16:13
1, Bath, Gloucester,Leicester, Sale, Saracens, Wasps

2.Martin Bayfield





7.Nick Beal, Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson, Tim Rodber, Gregor Townsend (and Ian McGeechin)

8.Phil Pask


10. J.Grayson, S.Olver, H.Packman


12.Tim Rodber


14.Started in the same match




18.Habana, Lomu

19.Jason Leonard

20.Victor Matfield, Sean Lamont

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Sarge (IP Logged)
11/07/2016 11:30
Regarding the answers to Q1 by Messrs Spokes and Tedge - if top flight is deemed to be 1987 when the leagues were first formed then Sale needs to be excluded as it was relegated in 1988 and promoted again a few years later.

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Corkst (IP Logged)
11/07/2016 18:30
15. Rob Andrew?

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