Sue Barker hosts the lighthearted sports quiz. Joining captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are Paul O'Connell, Tony McCoy, Elinor Barker and Leon Osman.
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Testing their knowledge tonight are
Premier League midfield maestro, Leon Osman.
Olympic cycling gold medallist, Elinor Barker.
Legendary Lions captain, Paul O'Connell
and the greatest jump jockey of all time, AP McCoy.
Which team will come out on top on A Question Of Sport?
Hello and welcome to the show. What a line-up we have tonight.
An Olympic champion, a Premier League star,
a champion jockey and a Grand Slam winner.
But which of our Captain Marvels will come out on top tonight?
Let's find out as we start with the One-Minute Round.
Matt, we are starting with you and your team. Your time starts now.
Which American golfer shot the first-ever 58 on the PGA Tour?
Which French striker was top goal-scorer in Euro 2016?
Oh, um...the little fellow, Griezmann.
Which Australian great is this an anagram of?
An Australian great.
Oh, er...what's his name?
-No. Do you want to move on?
Team GB won Olympic silver and bronze
in which women's track cycling event in Rio?
Where was this race taking place?
In 2016, which Super League side finished outside the top eight
for the first time in 20 years?
These three share their names with things you associate with space.
WHISTLE BLOWS Bad luck.
I tell you what... What was the anagram?
You just missed one in there, you missed Peter Comet.
-Peter Comet from sailing. And the anagram.
What was the clue again?
-First letter, D.
-Is it David something?
-You know him well.
Know him well?
But still, a very good score, seven on the board.
We'll take seven, we'll take seven. Well done, my team.
-OK, ready? Tuffers' team?
-Here we go.
On which apparatus did Louis Smith win his third successive...?
Which club beat Leinster
to win their first Pro 12 title last season?
Of which American sports star is this an anagram of?
-American sports star.
-American sports star. Ran...
Move on, move on.
Which Grand Slam champion beat Britain's Marcus Willis
and Dan Evans at Wimbledon this year?
Grand Slam champion.
In which country was this taking place?
Which jockey won the Grand National on his first attempt in 2016?
And these three sports stars all share their surnames
with things you might find on the farm.
Farm. Pig. Horse. Stable.
It was Johan Barne.
-Did we not say Barn?
And Ryan Cattell.
-And the anagram was one of your favourites.
American sports star.
-Dan Marino, it was.
-Should have got that.
-That wasn't good, lads.
Tough ones there, but end of the round, Phil is on five,
Matt in front on seven.
Teams, we have a sports action for you now.
Make a note of the people you see.
Lovely little break from Ford, plays the inside ball.
And England captain Chris Robshaw is over.
34.938 is the fastest we've seen so far.
That's a deliberate shot and that's magnificently struck.
That's gone a long way. That's a magnificent stroke from Lara.
Down and out is Willstrop.
Could this be Ovett's first defeat?
Ovett is in trouble
and Coe gets the revenge he wants.
Coe wins, second is Straub.
Third is Ovett, fourth is Bussmann.
Now, you saw seven stars there,
and their initials will help you try and solve the puzzle.
So, here it is, it could be a venue, a person, a team,
a sporting term, basically anything to do with sport.
Before you can add any letters to it though,
you have to answer a question.
If you get it right,
you earn a point and a chance to solve the puzzle.
This round is on the buzzer.
OK? Just to add to the pressure.
Here we go, first question.
Goran Ivanisevic was winning the Wimbledon singles title,
but what nationality is he?
-He is. Well done.
-Get in there!
-Who do we...?
-In go G and I.
-Oh, they're put in for us?
Oh, OK. What is it?
-What are we trying to get?
-Anything to do with sport.
This it could be a venue, a person, a team, sporting term, good luck.
-Or do you want to move on?
-Shall we move on, or have you got it?
-Oh, go on. It's a really long second word.
-It is, isn't it?
Are the extra letters in there...?
-Borussia Monchengladbach? No?
Let's see if you're right.
CHEERING AND LAUGHTER
-That is better than world class.
-I'm pleased for you(!)
Well done, Paul. All I can say is well done, so don't need that...
don't need that...
Do we only get one point for that?
Two points for getting it right,
so you get one point for getting the question right.
You now know what I was up against
when I played against Paul O'Connell.
Not only has he got one of the greatest answers of all time
on A Question Of Sport,
he complained about how many points it was worth.
-He should have got a point a letter, really.
And, the end of that round, which went by in a flash,
Matt is on seven and Phil's team in front on eight.
This one will be longer, as the captains are involved.
They are out in the middle and, Matt, you are going first.
Right, OK, you move in here.
What a show-off! What a show-off.
So, Matt, in front of you are 15 tennis balls.
You need to put them in the basket that you think matches the
correct answer. Every ball you have left at the end is worth a point.
-And you can get help - you may need it. Here is your first one.
Which of these teams have played the most seasons
in the Premier League?
Is it A, Fulham, B, Leicester City or C, Portsmouth?
Gut instinct was...?
-Yeah. I agree.
Portsmouth were in for a while, but Leicester were in for the last
three or four, plus they were in at the start of the Premier League.
-I'm sure there were, yeah.
Are there any that you would discount?
-So do you want me to split them...
Do you want me to split them evenly...?
I'm going to count you down 10 seconds.
-Who do you favour?
-No, I would take Leicester out.
-Leave them in the middle.
A jar-bet, go on.
-Like that, six, six, three?
-All right, yeah.
-Six, six, three.
WHISTLE You're done. It's locked in now.
-So how many have you got in each one?
-I've got no... Um...
I've got six in Fulham,
six in Leicester and I'm meant to have six in...
-I think Leicester might be all right, actually.
And three with Pompey.
I can tell you, the correct answer is...
-Oh, gut instinct!
-We've got gut instinct.
It's Fulham with 13, Leicester with 10, Portsmouth, 7.
That means you're left with six.
-However, we're going to make it a little tougher now.
You're only going to be able to put the balls
in two baskets on this answer.
-So here's your question.
In which of these sports did GB win the most medals in Rio?
A, rowing, B, gymnastics, C, sailing.
-Leave sailing out.
-We won quite a lot in that.
I thought we won three.
Rowing... We had a couple of canoes. The four...
The four men's and two twos... So that's six.
Gymnastics, you had Max for three, Lewis, Nile...
-What's the name?
-And the little gymnast...
-That's seven. Shall we go for it?
-What are you going for?
-We're getting rid of C.
-Yeah, we getting rid of C. Put one in A.
-One in A.
-Put one in.
-Do you think?
-Sure? We didn't get eight!
-Sailing won three medals.
-Yeah, they did.
-As you said.
Gymnastics won seven.
It's looking very good as you go into your final question,
but now it becomes really tough.
Because you have to use just one basket, so think carefully.
Which of these is the longest in distance?
A, one lap of the British Grand Prix, B, the Boat Race course,
or C, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Which is the longest in distance?
Well, the National is four and that supposed to be the longest, isn't it?
OK. So, just a bit under four.
The... The, er...rowing... I think is from...
somewhere to Chiswick.
-How far is that? I've run that a couple of times.
-What, on the water?
-I am good, mate. And that is four and a bit miles.
So the rowing might be more than the horse racing.
Is a race track four miles?
Your time starts now. Ten seconds.
-They go round in about 1.20 minutes, don't they?
-They do it in 1.20,
-So they're going to average...
-What you reckon?
-What are you going to do?
-B or C?
-You said B is longer than C, didn't you?
-I like B.
-Go on, then.
-I like B. Yeah?
One basket! WHISTLE
I mean, I have run that!
It's a little 9.5 mile loop from my house up to Hammersmith,
down to Chiswick Bridge over there and back home. So...
I can give it to you in kilometres.
-Cheltenham Gold cup, 5.33.
Oh, how far is that?
British Grand Prix is 5.88.
-Who's winning so far?
Boat Race, 6.8! You get six points!
Well done again!
-OK. Tough one, Phil, but up you come.
Come on, lads, come on!
A, B, C. We've got it, A, B, C.
-So we are ready!
Firstly, for you and your team,
which of these players scored the most rugby World Cup points?
A, Dan Carter, B, Jonny Wilkinson, C, Gavin Hastings.
-What do you fancy?
-Jonny's favourite, isn't he?
-Dan Carter and Jonny have got to be up there.
So, Dan Carter, one, two, four... five, six...
-More for Jonny, I would say.
-Do we want is just one for Gav, just in case, or not?
-More - put in two.
-Oh, put in two?
OK, so we've got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven...
-seven for Jonny. Six for Dan, two for...
-Your 10 seconds start now.
-Happy with that?
Jonny has scored more than Dan Carter.
-Has he not?
-I don't know. I don't know.
-Are you happy with Jonny?
Boys? Boys? Anything else?
-Yeah, leave it at that.
-We've split them a little bit.
-So count them out. You've got...
Six for A. Er, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven for B,
two for C.
OK. Gavin Hastings scored 227.
That's a lot. That's a lot.
Dan Carter, 191.
We're down to two!
-No, come on, Jonny! Come on, Jonny!
APPLAUSE He is the right answer.
Right, you take seven through, and remember,
you have to leave one basket empty with this next question, which is...
Which of these sports have the most players on a team?
-Is it A, Aussie rules, B, hurling or C, lacrosse?
-B is 15. I don't know what the other two are.
-B is 15.
Oh... Is that more than 15?
I think it's less.
It must be less, and I would say lacrosse is less as well.
How many on an Aussie rules team?
There might be more than 15.
-There couldn't be more!
-Your time starts...now.
-What you think?
-You've got to split two baskets.
I'm going to go Aussie rules. How many on the other one, lacrosse?
I want to go Aussie rules. I'm going with you and Luke. Four, three?
Put them in the basket! WHISTLE
-You said B!
-You said B!
-He did say B.
-Oh, that's all right.
-We've gone heavy on B.
-You've gone heavy on B.
-You've gone heavy on hurling.
-Oh, I reckon it's Aussie rules.
You were right to leave C - lacrosse is 10.
Hurling - you were right - it's 15.
-Aussie rules is more.
-We've got two.
-You're still in the game!
Two, you go through with and you can only use one basket for your final question.
And here it is.
Which of these events was held first?
A, the Grand National, B, the Open Championship, or C, Wimbledon?
-I think it's between golf and the Grand National.
Golf and Grand National. They had loads of horses.
They had loads of horses running over Epsom Downs,
like, in the old days, didn't they?
-Yeah. A long, long, long time ago.
-What you fancy?
-Got to go all in.
-People have been racing...
People have been racing horses more than they've been... A again!
Five, four, three, two, one...
-He's only got one in there!
-Where's it gone?
-Where did the other one go?
-I don't know where the other one's gone!
-I can't get the...!
-Leave it, don't worry.
-I've got it.
You were correct in the fact that Wimbledon was the latest - at 1877.
-Oh, no, no...
-The Open Championship, 1860.
Oh, we're trouble-stoppers.
The Grand National, 1839!
You get the two points!
-Well done, skipper. Well done, skipper.
End of the round, those six points really did make a difference,
cos Phil has moved on to 10, but Matt's in front on 13.
Now, for the guests,
it's a choice of a home question or a possible three points,
if you go away. Leon, we're coming to you first, so home or away?
-Er, I'd best go home.
Who, after scoring his side's winning goals in both
the third and fourth round of last season's FA Cup,
went on to play against his former club in the final?
-FA Cup final. Give me the FA Cup final.
I was on holiday.
No, it wasn't Arsenal again, was it? Was it Arsenal again?
-United! United, United.
United beat Everton in the...semis.
Yep, they did, and they played...
-Well, he plays for them now, doesn't he? Doesn't he?
-And he played against...
-Did he play for them?
-Well, he was definitely at them.
-Right. That makes sense. Striker.
Is it Wilfried Zaha?
Yes, it is! Well done. APPLAUSE
AP, the team's got a bit of catching up to do,
so are you going to go home or away?
-You're going away?
Name the three baseball teams in the MLB whose franchise name
begins with the letter M.
Right, Red Sox, Yankees...
-That's the only ones I know!
-Oakland As, Mar...
-Marlins! That's one! That might be one. Yes.
Yes, I think that's one. Erm...
-Mav... Mavs? Is the Mavs one?
-Is the Mavs...?
Put it down. We're stuck.
-OK, we need an answer.
-Right, OK, we are going to go for the...
-We have to try the Marlins...
..though I don't think there is...
We're going to kick ourselves, cos we all know it,
-and we just don't know them to...
-Marlins, Mavericks, and, erm...
-One point is right...
We're g... We're going to have a go at this, aren't we?
-We like this one. The Mets.
-New York Mets.
-I reckon there's a good chance that's right,
-from Tuffers' reaction.
-It is right.
-PHIL MOUTHS SILENTLY
-You only get one guess, and that's your one.
-Oh, that'll do.
That'll do. I'll take that.
I just didn't think. It's a funny name. Mets.
The one you're looking for was the Seattle...
-Mariners. Heard of them.
-Knew them as well.
- I've heard of them. - Mariners.
Elinor, before I ask you home or away, congratulations,
wonderful at the Olympic Games. Winning gold medal.
What was that experience like? Tell us.
Yeah, it was amazing.
I don't think anybody expected that everyone that rode got a medal.
Yeah, it was insane. Everyone did so well. It was incredible.
Can you feel when you're on a record? Do you have any idea?
Cos it just got better and better, from race to race.
The qualifying and the final, we knew that we'd broken a record.
The second round, we had absolutely no idea,
cos we'd only broken it by a tenth, so...
A tenth of a second is very hard to feel over 4km.
Amazing. Absolutely awesome. Loved it.
Wasn't it lovely? Forever known as Olympic Champions.
-Sounds good, doesn't it?
So, now we're going to put you under pressure, here.
-I'm more nervous for this.
-Home or away?
In 2016, which Canadian won bronze in the Olympic team pursuit, as well
as World Championship silver medals in the points race and team pursuit?
-What was the team that won bronze at Rio?
-Er... At Rio? It was Canada.
-And could you name each of them?
-Erm, Jasmine Glaesser. Erm...
Called one of them Tiny Tim, which I'm pretty sure isn't her real name.
-Erm... Allison Beveridge.
-And I can't remember the other one.
Would any of those three be more likely to do the points race?
-As well as a team...?
-Usually, I'd say Glaesser,
but Beveridge had a really good year, so it could have been her.
I think I'm going to go for Beveridge.
-You should have gone with the other.
-Yeah, you had it. You had it.
-You had it.
-It was there.
-It was there.
-Never mind, you had the answer.
So, now, coming over to Paul...
-Are you going to risk again?
-There is another round.
-We'll go away, then, please.
Since 2005, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have won
seven Formula One world titles between them.
For a point each, name the three other drivers to have won it.
Has, erm...? Did Button win it?
-2005, with Brawn.
-Yeah, yeah, Button was then, yeah. I'd say.
-Alonso won it. Raikkonen won it.
-I think Button won it, yeah.
-Let's just go with that.
-So, are you happy with your answers?
Sue, Alonso, Raikkonen, Button.
We're back in it!
Well, that's a lot closer now.
Phil has moved on to 14, Matt still in front, though, on 15.
This is the final round of the show - it'll decide who wins.
It is the Sprint Finish, and, Phil, as you're one behind, you go first.
-OK, are you ready?
-Time starts now.
-Used to be in goal for Everton.
-Yes, yes, yes.
-Oh, you can win it, in rugby. You put it on your head.
-The Queen wears it.
-Yes, yes, yes.
Oh, if you're in football and you have a shot,
and it's nowhere near the goal, you're...
-You're not on, you're...
-Yeah, and what do you shoot a gun at?
-Yes, yes, yes. Oh, what's this?
-During the Olympics!
-Oh, yes, yes.
Your horse... Something... There's a big thing in the sky.
-It's the name of a horse.
-It's a big...
-At night-time, you see them.
-Yes! So what's it...?
-Sea The Stars.
-No, the other one.
Erm, Sea The Stars...
Move on, move on.
Move on. Oh, they've just been... Gone up to the Premiership.
-In the north.
Oh, what's a big punch-up at rugby?
-You're all moving...
-A scrum, a ruck, a maul.
No... Yes, a maul. Irish golfer.
- Padraig Harrington. - Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington.
No, old fella with a beard.
-He's the king of the Ryder Cup.
-Paul McGinley, Eamonn Darcy, Christy O'Connor Jr.
-The other one.
-Big boozer! Likes Guinness!
-He's the captain.
-Not the king!
You didn't get Kauto Star. You ran out of time with Darren Clarke.
You have scored six points.
-Oh, it's not enough.
Good work, boys. My fault, I got flustered.
-I got flustered.
-He got flustered, he's saying.
-I got flustered.
-The door is slightly ajar. Come on, team.
-Six to win, Daws.
-Come on, let's have some of this!
-Come on, we can do this.
Good luck. OK, your time starts now.
OK, motor racing, at the end, you wave the...
- Chequered flag. - Flag.
Yes, you do. Oh, in the Keirin, the motor thing at the front
-is called the...
-Yes, it is.
-Oh, Newcastle play football at...
-St James' Park.
-Yes, they do!
Oh, a boxer, boxer, heavyweight. Now is probably going to be the...
He was amateur, won the Olympics, and now he's going to be...
- Anthony Joshua. - Anthony Joshua.
Yes, yes. Oh, I'm sitting at the bench after a game,
talking to the media...
-Lots of media.
-Move on, move on. Move on, move on.
Oh, all the golfers that have not played in the Ryder Cup
before are called a...
-Move on, move on, move on.
Oh, er, Sir Someone, won the Tour de France.
-Yes, yes, yes.
Oh, if you play football and you go on a bit of a journey
in a competition, in the FA...
-Yeah, and what's this?
-Oh, not the driver, but the one below.
-Er, wood. 3-wood.
-That was in!
That was in! That was in.
You got 3-wood, it was just in time. You needed six to win. You scored...
It got a bit tense there with press conference and rookie,
though, didn't it? MATT SQUAWKS
-Crow, yeah, crow.
Anyway, well done, a win by two points.
Congratulations, and thank you to all of our guests,
To Elinor and Leon, to AP and Paul.
The three of us will be back very soon. Until then, goodbye.
Sue Barker hosts another edition of the lighthearted sports quiz. Regular captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by Irish rugby star Paul O'Connell, Grand National winner Tony McCoy, Olympic gold medallist Elinor Barker and Premier League star Leon Osman.