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1. Who won both races of the
2. Where did the Redbacks finish
on the Sheffield Shield ladder?
3. Before last weekend, how many
years was it since the Western
Bulldogs last piece of silverware?
4. What prize do Australia and
New Zealand play for in Test
5. In which city is Casey Fields?
6. What colour flag was Jamie
Whincup shown in Sunday's race
at the Clipsal 500?
7. Who did the Hockeyroos beat in
the World Cup final?
8. What numbered car does Craig
9. Who will meet in the Sheffield
10. Which city hosted the opening
Formula One race of the season?
11. What number is Barry Hall
wearing for the Western Bulldogs
13. Which country has New
Zealand's cricket team withdrawn
from touring in June?
14. In what city is Ibrox?
15. How many championships
have the Perth Wildcats now
16. What feat has Ric
Charlesworth become only the
second man to achieve?
17. The medal for the NSW
cricketer of the year is named
after which former Test player?
18. Which American family owns
19. Who won the Women's
Australian Golf Open last weekend
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
ONE-POINTERS: 1 - Gar th Tander.
2 - Bottom (sixth). 3 - 40 years. 4 -
Trans-Tasman Trophy. 5 - Melbourne.
TWO-POINTERS: 6 - Black. 7 -
Germany. 8 - 888. 9 - Victoria and
Queensland. 10 - Bahrain. THREE-
POINTERS: 11 - 28. 12 - Central
Districts. 13 - Zimbabwe. 14 -
Glasgow. 15 - Five. FOUR-POINTERS:
player and coach. 17 - Steve Waugh.
18 - Glazer family. 19 - Yani Tseng.
FIVE-POINTER: 20 - Mumbai Indians,
Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super
Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI
1 Which New Zealand domestic
cricket team shares a similar
name to that of an SANFL club?
(one point per answer)
20. Name the eight IPL
Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders,
SA to impress
in the sevens
South Australian rugby players
will get a shot to impress this
weekend, with 10 locals selected
to sit on the reserve pool bench for this
weekend s International Rugby Sevens
at Adelaide Oval.
Nathan Satala, Mika Taufaao,
Akariva Satavu, Tom Ramanumanu,
Tim Mattin, Jacob Satala, Warren Duff,
Isaiah Vuetibau, Matty Connor and
Troy Doughty all earned their place on
the reserve pool bench with impressive
seasons in 2009.
The number of local players selected
has increased from the six selected last
year, who covered for injured players
from Argentina, Cook Islands, England,
Portugal and South Africa. Mika
Taufaao represented England at last
year s tournament and, despite only
getting a few minutes of actual game
time, said it was very beneficial.
"One of the main things I took away
from it was how professional their
approach was to sevens. After each
game there was video analysis and
they would even go over the video from
training sessions," Taufaao said.
"Northern hemisphere rugby is quite
different to the game we play here, so to
pick up some tips from the English guys
and see the different drills they do, and
then to bring it all back to my club was
"It was probably the best thing about
"I was only on for two minutes or
so,butthecoa h B
happy with m
isn t much yo
mistakes -- I d
or anything s
means the sco
and the inten
than a quarte
rugby, it s jus
"Oh it s crazy -- it s only seven
minutes but it s just flat out rugby for
those minutes. In 15-a-side you get your
breaks, you can afford to jog or walk
around for a bit, but in sevens you re
pretty much sprinting around the
Players in this weekend s
tournament can be sure that the right
kind of people will be watching their
every move, with Wallabies coach
Robbie Deans just one of the faces in
e pool are
in front of the global audience via the
international televised feed. For these
players, International Rugby Sevens
Adelaide is the chance of a lifetime, but
one they have all worked hard for."
Mika Taufaao (below) represented England (seen here contesting New Zealand) at last
year's International Rugby Sevens tournament.
Photo: Kate Elmes
ach Ben Ryan was pretty
my performance. There
I didn t make any
didn t fumble the ball
so it was good."
ens is fast becoming
0 of the sport.
es and fewer players
oring is plentiful
nsity is furious.
Sevens Adelaide is a m
opportunity on the w
stage for all of the A
players involved, an
prospect is not limit
to the players compe
the Australian team
"The South A
up from t
1 Samoa v France
2 South Africa v Japan 6.22pm
3 Fiji v Wales
4 Kenya v PNG
5 New Zealand v Scotland 7.28pm
6 Argentina v Tonga
7 England v USA
8 Australia v Niue
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