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Which British rugby union player has accumulated most points during a first-class career?
Jeff Sadler, Northampton
JUDGE: England international full-back Dusty Hare, a farmer when he was
not playing rugby, amassed 7,337 points in an 18-year career that
started in 1989. He was the number one kicker for Nottingham (1,800
pts) and Leicester (4,427 pts). He also scored 240 points in 25 matches
for England between 1974 and 1984, another 88 points for the British
Lions and 782 in other representative matches.
What has been the fastest try scored in international rugby?
Keith Jones, Cardiff
JUDGE: H. L. (Bart) Price, of Oxford University, Leicester and, later,
Harlequins, touched down inside ten seconds of England's match against
Wales at Twickenham on 20 January 1923.
Who has played most Test matches for the British Lions?
Tim Baker, Bath
JUDGE: Willie John McBride played 17 Tests for the British Lions as
well as 63 matches for Ireland. He skippered the Lions team that beat
the Springboks 3-0 with one Test drawn in the 1974 tour of South
Africa. This was his fifth Lions tour, and he later managed the Lions
on their 1983 tour to New Zealand. He has also coached the Irish team
following a playing career in which he was one of the most respected
forwards in the game.
Did Serge Blanco win all his international caps as a full-back?
Michael Allen, Stratford-on-Avon
JUDGE: Serge Blanco won 81 of his French international caps as a full
back, with another 12 appearances coming on the wing. He made his debut
on the right wing and scored the first of his 38 tries in the Five
Nations match against Scotland in Paris on January 17 1981.
Is it correct that the great Serge Blanco was not French by birth?
Nick Padden, Wolverhampton
Blanco was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on 31 August 1958. He grew up in France, and played all his club rugby with Biarritz.