Sports quiz of the week: Six Nations, subs scoring hat-tricks and a sell-out

Paul Campbell
·6-min read
<span>Photograph: Dave Thompson/AP</span>
Photograph: Dave Thompson/AP
  1. Every team in the Premier League has lost at least one game this season. Who were the last side to lose their unbeaten record?

    1. Tottenham Hotspur

    2. Aston Villa

    3. Everton

    4. Liverpool

  2. Marcus Rashford came off the bench and scored a hat-trick for Manchester United against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Who is the only other player to have come on as a substitute and scored three for United?

    1. Wayne Rooney

    2. Brian Kidd

    3. Ole Gunnar Solskjær

    4. George Best

  3. How many of the Six Nations teams are still in contention for the title on the final day of the championship?

    1. One

    2. Two

    3. Three

    4. Four

    5. Five

    6. Six

  4. Delano van Crooij told reporters this week: “It is shit to be world news like this.” Who is Delano van Crooij?

    1. The Conservative MP in Marcus Rashford’s constituency

    2. The VVV-Venlo goalkeeper

    3. A video assistant referee who made a decision that went against Liverpool

    4. The latest MMA fighter to lose to Khabib Nurmagomedov

  5. The LA Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night to win the World Series. Why did Dodgers player Justin Turner have to leave the field before the game finished?

    1. His wife was having a child and he said he would be there once he had "done his bit" to win the series

    2. His brother was coming in to bat for the Tampa Bay Rays and he did not want to pitch to him

    3. He asked to be taken off so he could avoid the "drag" of doing post-game interviews

    4. His coaches were notified that he had tested positive for coronavirus

  6. The four English clubs in the Champions League – Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United – had a great week. They did not concede a single goal between them in four matches. How many did they score?

    1. 10

    2. 12

    3. 14

    4. 16

  7. Inverness Caledonian Thistle ran into problems while broadcasting their match against Ayr United at the weekend. What happened?

    1. The cameraman forgot to turn off his microphone and was overheard talking to his lover on the phone, much to the annoyance of his wife

    2. A bird perched on the camera and stayed there for the first half, enjoying the game but obscuring the view for fans watching at home

    3. The automatic camera used by Cally is programmed to follow the ball during the game but it kept focusing on the assistant referee's bald head

    4. The microphone picked up 1,208 swear words from the two benches during the game

  8. Derek Chisora is facing Oleksandr Usyk at Wembley Arena on Saturday night in the first of a series of huge fights involving British heavyweights. Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois are all expecting to be in action in London before the end of the year. Usyk has history in the UK too, having won Olympic gold in London in 2012. He has also fought once as a professional in the UK. Who did he face – and beat – in that fight?

    1. David Haye

    2. Tony Bellew

    3. Audley Harrison

    4. Carl Froch

  9. Arsenal are off to Old Trafford on Sunday. Who was the prime minister the last time Arsenal beat United in Manchester in the league?

    1. Tony Blair

    2. Gordon Brown

    3. David Cameron

    4. Theresa May

  10. Álvaro Morata put the ball in the Barcelona net three times on Wednesday night in the Champions League. What was unusual about this particular hat-trick?

    1. The three shots all came off his knees

    2. He also scored a hat-trick in his previous game against Barcelona – for Real Madrid last season

    3. They were all penalties

    4. They were all deemed offside by VAR and ruled out

  11. There were no fans at the Heerenveen v Emmen match in the Eredivisie on Saturday, but the seats were not left empty. How come?

    1. Heerenveen fans made papier-mache figurines of themselves to sit on the seats

    2. There were 15,000 teddy bears sitting on the seats

    3. Supporters were allowed to send their animals to sit on their seats

    4. There was a balloon on every seat and they were all painted to look like the usual occupiers

Solutions

1:C - There will be no Invincibles this season, much to the delight of Arsenal fans., 2:C - Solskjær’s introduction was even more dramatic. He came off the bench against Nottingham Forest in a league game in 1999 and scored four goals in 11 minutes as United won 8-1., 3:C - Ireland have it in their own hands but England are favourites and France have an outside shout. It’s complicated., 4:B - VVV-Venlo were beaten 13-0 by Ajax last weekend, hence the newsworthiness. The club’s manager, Hans de Koning, also delivered a memorable quote after the game, saying: “We need to dig a hole, throw this match in it, pour concrete over it and then probably in 10 years it will come up again.”, 5:D - He tweeted shortly after the game,: "Thanks to everyone reaching out! I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine. Can’t believe I couldn’t be out there to celebrate with my guys! So proud of this team and unbelievably happy for the city of LA.” However, Turner did return to the field and was seen kissing his wife, holding the World Series trophy and hugging teammates – sometimes with a mask on, sometimes without., 6:C - Liverpool scored two; Manchester City scored three; Chelsea scored four; and Manchester United scored five., 7:C - Let’s hope fans weren’t paying £14.95 to watch. , 8:B - Bellew was stopped in the eighth round and decided to retire., 9:A - Arsenal have only won five league games at Old Trafford in the last 40 years. Their most recent league victory was in 2006, when Blair was prime minister and Ole Gunnar Solskjær was still a United player., 10:D - Barcelona won the game 2-0. , 11:B - The club put 15,000 teddy bears on seats to send a message of solidarity with children in the Netherlands who have cancer.

Scores

  1. 1 and above.

    Ah, well. Not to worry. Have a great weekend

  2. 2 and above.

    Ah, well. Not to worry. Have a great weekend

  3. 3 and above.

    Ah, well. Not to worry. Have a great weekend

  4. 4 and above.

    A respectable score. Well played. Have a great weekend

  5. 5 and above.

    A decent score. Have a great weekend

  6. 6 and above.

    A fine score. Have a great weekend

  7. 7 and above.

    A fine score. Have a great weekend

  8. 8 and above.

    A superb score. Have a great weekend

  9. 9 and above.

    A superb score. Have a great weekend

  10. 10 and above.

    A superb score. Have a great weekend

  11. 0 and above.

    Ah, well. Not to worry. Have a great weekend

  12. 11 and above.

    Perfection. Have a great weekend