HSBC Rugby Ambassadors George Smith & Simon Shaw

HSBC Rugby Ambassadors George Smith & Simon Shaw

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Host: G’day everyone. Well today we’re really revving the England v. Aussie rivalry with two of the best names in the game: Simon Shaw and George Smith. Couple of legends of rugby. Give your little buzzers a quick test boys. We’re gonna do this via Simon Shaw: Blows whistle. Host: Yeah, that’ll work. George Smith: Blows whistle. Host…trivia. They’re your buzzers. You ready to do this? England v Australia. Okie dokes, let’s do it. Out first question, men, is who invented the game of rugby union? Simon Shaw: Blows whistle. Host: Shaw Simon Shaw: William Webb Ellis. Host: One to England. In what year was the first international rugby union match played? Simon Shaw: Blows whistle. Simon Shaw: 1871 Host: You were never going to get that, were you? There was no way you’re gunna get that. George Smith: No. You have to go through the motion I think. Host: For the next point, who was it between? Simon Shaw: England and Scotland Host:
Wow. Smith you are in trouble. Simon Shaw: You want the captains? Host: Give me the captains too. Simon Shaw: Stokes and Moncrieff Host: You are in real, real trouble. No way you were taking that. Host: Okie dokes. Australia England have a long rivalry going on, can either of you tell me the current split in wins between Australia and England. You’ve got no idea. Groege Smith: Blows whistle. George Smith: I think Australia are ahead. 32 to 25. Simon Shaw: 19-16. Host: Okay well if we combine both those and we give a point to Australia because it’s Australia 25, England 19, one draw. So that’s one to Smith. He’s on the board. Host: Who was named man of the match in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final? Groege Smith: Blows whistle. Host: George. George Smith: Ben Smith? Host: No. Simon Shaw: Carter? Host: Correct. Host: England really giving it to us here, G. Smith. Which is the only Northern Hemisphere nation to win a Rugby World Cup? Simon Shaw: Blows whistle Simon Shaw: England. Host: Snorefest. Okay, it looks like David Pocock is out for a little whiles now. Why? George Smith: Blows whistle George Smith: Fractured eye socket. Host: Yes. Host: Who is the highest count player in either squad for the England v Aussie test series? Simon Shaw & George Smith: Blow whistle Host: George Simon Shaw: Oh, come on. Host: George. George Smith:
Stephen Moore. Host: Perfect. And for England? George Smith: It would be… Host:
Same position George Smith: Dylan Hartley? Host: Yeah, there’s another two. I think we might be all square at the moment. Simon Shaw: Cheating. Host: We might just be all square. Okay, and the good news is we’ve only got five questions to go. Which current squad, Australia or England, weighs in the heaviest? Simon Shaw: Blows whistle Simon Shaw: England. Host: The answer is actually Australia. George: Blows whistle George Smith: Australia. Host: Thank you, George. Host: Which was the only country in the 2015 Rugby World Cup not to receive a yellow card? That’s good trivia. George Smith: Blows whistle George Smith: Japan? Host: No, no, no, no. Simon Shaw: Scotland? Host: I’ll give you, I’ll throw another hint up. They’re a European team. And they like pizza. George Smith: Blows whistle George Smith: Italy Host: Berm Elite Host: I think Australia just moved ahead. Simon Shaw: No. Host:
Who was the first ever, [pointing to Simon Shaw] this is gunna be right in your wheel house, who was the first ever Rugby World Cup hosted by in 1987? Simon Shaw: Blows whistle Simon Shaw: Chris O’Young. Host: And? Simon Shaw: Hosted by you said? Host: Yeah, hosted by. I did say. George Smith: Blows whistle George Smith: Oh sorry, he got it. Host: We’ll give that one to S Shaw. Host: Okay this is the last one. This will probably seal things for you, S Shaw. You ready for this? Recite the first line of England and Australia’s national anthem. George Smith: Blows whistle George Shaw: Oh, Eng- Host: You- George Shaw: Oh I forgot Geogre Smith: [Stutters and laughs] Host: You don’t know your own national anthem? George Smith: No, I know mine, but I don’t know the English one. Host: So if you sing it and sing the first line of the England one, that might be enough for you to win. George Smith:
Okay. [Singing] Australians, all let us rejoice. And Host: Can you do the England one? George Smith: God Save the Queen? Is that it? Host and Simon Shaw [laugh] George Smith: I’m pretty sure that’s what it is. Host: Look, I reckon G. Smith, you’ve hung in there, but I think we’re gunna have to give the title to Simon Shaw. He’s got ‘er done. George Smith: He has, he has. Host:
A little bit of congratulations. George Smith: Well done. Host: Well done, Simon Shaw. There you are, the winner of our first ever England v Aussie Quiz as part of HSBC Sport. The winner is Simon Shaw.

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