Answer These Yes or No Questions and We’ll Guess Your Favourite Rugby Team

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By: Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

In 1845, the names of pupils at Rugby School were etched into history. It was that year when Rugby School codified the rules that became known as rugby union. Rugby is a game with roots going back to what was known as townball, a game in which a ball would be moved from one end of a town to another in much the same way as a ball is moved across the pitch in rugby, but with fewer rules and little oversight. That basic game evolved into football, rugby, and in America, baseball. In the Victorian era, each of these sports laid down their rules as weights and measures so that all players could refer to the same rules and play the same game.

Unlike those other sports, rugby union did not become a professional sport until fairly recently, opening that particular Pandora's box in 1996. Since then, some teams have benefited from the professionalisation of rugby using expensive training resources, analytics, and of course, backers with deep pockets. Other teams have had to fold, done in by their lack of cash. For those surviving or amalgamated clubs, rugby is that oft-overlooked cousin of football and proof of the adage "Football is a gentleman's game played by hooligans, but rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen."

You were drawn to rugby and became a fan in the 1980s, didn't you?

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Do you hate Brive?

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Do you follow another sport as much as you follow rugby?

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Do you agree with the statement "Stade Francais is the best team in France"?

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Is the weather always miserable when you go to see rugby matches?

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Is Gloucester overrated?

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Did you play cricket before you played rugby?

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Are your feelings about Leeds Tykes a mixed bag?

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Do you agree that back to back championships are the highest achievement in sport?

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You don't plan on going to the stadium to see games very often, correct?

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Would you ever support a rival to your favourite rugby team in the event your favourite rugby team folded?

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If nothing else is on, would you bother watching a game featuring the Newcastle Falcons?

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Was your favourite rugby team always located where it is today?

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Do you plan to eat healthy food all week before the game so you can feast on treats during the game?

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Do you wear your team's colours even when watching them play on television, alone in your home?

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Would you bother riding National Rail up to Reading just to see a game?

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Are you going to go to the game with family, rather than friends?

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Will the Munstermen ever actually win a championship?

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We'll just say it: NEC Harlequins are cursed. Do you see things the same way?

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Rugby League is definitively better than Rugby Union, no?

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Do you agree that a strong showing in the finals is better than a strong regular season?

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Northampton Saints's fans are better fans than the Northampton Saints are a rugby club, isn't that so?

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Would you be concerned if your favourite team were playing in a game with the Sale Sharks?

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Do you think that the Saracens' budget would be better spent on literally anything else?

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Is Ulster a threat to your team winning the championship?

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Has your rugby team lifted your spirits with inspiring wins when times were tough economically?

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Do you bring your own food when you attend games?

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Have you changed your rugby allegiance?

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You have pulled a sickie to attend a rugby match, yes?

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Have you argued with a total stranger about rugby while not at a stadium, or in a location where watching or listening to the game is possible?

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