Sue Barker hosts another edition of the sports quiz. Regular captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by Alex Scott, James Cracknell, Mark Wood and Stuart Hogg.
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Appearing with these three tonight are...
rowing star James Cracknell,
England fast bowler Mark Wood,
women's football star Alex Scott,
and rugby sensation Stuart Hogg.
Who will earn the bragging rights tonight on A Question Of Sport?
Hello, and welcome to A Question Of Sport.
Tonight's guests are all experienced team players,
but which captain can steer their side to victory?
To find out, let's start with the Picture Board.
And, Matt, your team are going first.
-A minute on the clock.
Right, we will start with number...eight.
-Gemili or something.
-Gemili or something. Six. Adam Gemili.
-Yes, ten, ten, ten.
-That's really good.
-I'm not exactly sure.
-What a shout that is. 12.
-Oh, come on!
Good start, that.
-So, the one we didn't get was...
-How did you get the Wimbledon
-I support Wimbledon.
The only one you missed out on was number ten.
It was Zac Purchase.
-There you go.
-Which you have rowed...
-Not rowed with him?
No, he was lightweight.
-He was in a two-man boat normally.
-He's got his...
-You do know him, though?
-Yeah, yeah, but...
-Not in a hat and glasses, like in disguise.
Anyway, it's a great start with 11 score.
Tuffers, pressure is on.
Yes. That was a great start.
-Fantastic, very pleased for you, well done.
Don't worry about that. Just put it all aside.
There's a couple of debutantes on my side, so just relax.
And just make sure we get them right. OK.
-No pressure, then.
Number one, please, Sue.
Oh, oh, no. Oh, p-p-p...
-Yes, it is.
-Who's that? Hales.
-Yes, it is.
-Oh, Sugar Ray Leonard.
-Oh, it's a rugby... Watson.
-Move on, move on, move on.
-Yes, great shout. Ten.
-Oh, go on.
-Oh, Carl Frampton.
Not bad. Not bad.
And I know the bloke...
Who was the one we got wrong?
The one you missed, number seven is the British rugby league player
-Very good. Good stuff, from your debutantes as well.
-Yes. Very good.
Super opening round.
The teams are tied both on 11.
It is time for Sports Action now.
Teams, you will need to look out for the stars you see.
And England have another.
By a margin, by a distance, she wins the World 400m title.
And they say the meek shall inherit the earth.
Stick it. Whoa!
The last gold medal of the 1996 Olympic Games.
But the heads are staying high from the British crew.
On the line. Holding off. Look how tough this event is here.
Great Britain gets first.
Oh, that's a brilliant shot. Absolutely brilliant shot.
Well, from a long hop to a half volley,
that's the... Beautiful shot.
A try for Scotland.
OK, you have seen the action, now it is time to fill in the crossword.
Oh, what rubbish...
You need to take it in turns to use
a surname of one of the
featured sports stars, OK?
Fill in those gaps. Matt, we are going to ask you
-to make your first pick.
What's his name?
Yeah, I don't know how to spell it, though.
OK, we've got a couple that we are not too sure about,
but let's start with one that we think that we do know.
-In five across, Mize.
OK, five across.
-That was my one!
-Go for that.
Mize is right. Well done. APPLAUSE
So, we don't have to spell it.
Right, we've got... Cos we've got a couple tricky ones.
Yeah, you definitely know one, but we are unsure of the spelling again.
-Does the "I" help us?
OK, let's go for yours, then, Stu.
-And you reckon it's...that one?
-Yeah, go on, go on, mate.
Oh, is that right?
Yes. Well done. APPLAUSE
Are we going to go with this?
-Going three across?
-Go on, James.
You've spelt that perfectly.
Going three across, Klitschko.
Klitschko is wrong for three.
How do you spell...? Kli... Oh!
'Clitch...' Oh, that's not how you spell it.
-Why don't you do this one?
-Oh, that's got a T in it!
No, look, that's got a T in it.
-That's it! I reckon that's it.
-You think so?
-I think so.
I think... Yes.
-It all comes down to the spelling.
-Yes, it does, which I'm terrible at.
-But I think that could be it.
-What are you going with?
My England team-mate and I don't know how to spell her surname.
-Yes, I think that's it. Is it?
-You happy with that?
-Is that what you're going with?
-Come on, then, Alex.
-OK, we are going for one down,
-Are you right?
You are. Very good.
-It's with the E.
-I think we went through E, A...
-The last guess.
-Does that help, Dawes?
-Oh, yes, yes.
-No, no, no.
-No, that's right.
-He's right, it can't be.
-No. Go... No, I know.
It can be.
-Yeah, it's got to be. It's got a be.
-Go with that one.
-Go with that one.
-Go on, then, Mark.
I don't like the look of that.
That's got to be Mandlikova. Yes! It has got to be. See?
-Through the process of elimination...
-I think we've got it.
I think we've got it cos I think I know who the girl was.
And it's Mandlikova, so that means Hana Mandlikova has to be nine.
-Sue, nine across, Hana Mandlikova.
-Last guess for each team.
-Got to go that way.
-Got to be eight.
-Klitschko for eight? Klitschko for eight?
Eight across, Klitschko.
Eight across, Klitschko...
-So, last guess. You've got three to choose from.
It's not Whitlock, is it?
-It could be.
-It's the English fella.
-Oh, is it the wee English lad?
-I think so.
Well, we don't know the runner. It's not Allyson Felix,
I don't think. You said Felix. No.
We're going to go with Whitlock,
Sue. The gymnast, three across.
No. It wasn't.
No, it wasn't. The gymnast was...
And three across,
the rower was Peter Chambers.
And two down...
-..the runner was Allyson Felix.
-It was Allyson Felix!
-No, way! I got it right.
-He didn't listen to you.
-You've written Flex.
I was in a rush writing it. I knew who I meant!
Just like Christiansen.
-You do the spelling.
-Oh, sorry, sorry.
-We did have that!
Anyway, end of that round,
and the teams are still tied.
They are both on 14.
In this round,
we are going to be testing your knowledge of sporting statistics.
Your starting stat is Carl Lewis's Olympic gold medals.
-Any idea how many he won?
Ooh! Close, close.
So, nine is your first number, Phil.
-You are going first here.
-Oh, I'm going first.
Is the number of different teams to have won rugby union's
English premiership since it began in 1987
higher or lower than nine?
Wasps, Northampton, Leicester, Harlequins, Saracens.
That's one, two, three, four, five.
-Sale have won it. Have they?
-The Sale Sharks won it?
-I thought so. I think so.
Who else up there? Bath.
-Maybe. Don't know.
So, higher or lower than nine?
Higher since '78? We reckon higher.
'87. '87, that's not long, is it?
'87, that's only 20...
-I reckon perhaps lower, then.
-No, no, we are going to go with the rugby guru.
-You've gone lower.
One under. Well done.
-That was lucky.
-Well done. OK, Matt, you are on eight.
Is the number of different British Formula One world champions
higher or lower than eight?
-Jackie Stewart. And Stirling Moss?
No, he didn't win it.
He never won the world championship?
-We've got to go more, haven't we?
Confidently going higher.
And it is, of course...
Higher. Well done.
OK, back to you.
Phil, is Martina Navratilova's Wimbledon singles finals appearances
higher lower than that?
-Yes, Wimbledon singles finals appearances. Higher or lower?
She has been in loads.
-Happy with higher? Happy with higher?
She must have won it seven or eight times.
And probably lost it a couple of times.
So, higher? Happy higher?
-Happy higher? Higher, Sue.
Is it higher than ten?
OK, Matt, you have teams to win cricket's County Championship.
-Oh, there you go.
-Different teams to have won?
Yeah, top-flight, we are talking.
-Got Yorks, Lancs, yeah?
-Notts are in there.
-Yeah, definitely Warwickshire.
OK, so we've got 11 and you are confident that all of them have won.
-So, would you add another two to say it was higher?
-Would you? So, we are going to go higher.
Going higher. Confidently going higher.
-We're going higher.
-The only three that haven't are Somerset, Gloucestershire and
One more round each.
Phil, Tiger Woods' major titles,
do you think higher or lower?
-Tiger's major titles.
Well, hold on, I think Jack Nicklaus has won 17.
-18 and he was more than...
Was he more than a couple behind that?
Oh, this is going to be tight as well. I think it's lower.
Any ideas, team?
-No? No? No, any ideas on your golf?
-I've got a feeling it's lower.
-You are going...?
-Happy with lower?
-Lower. Is it lower than 15?
Yes, just one.
-And finally, Matt...
How many weight divisions are there in professional male boxing?
-Oh, Sue, come on.
-Higher or lower than 14.
-Oh, come on!
Well, there's slightly chubby...
-Is there not, like, mega heavy?
-Heavy's heavy, is it?
Tiny, tiny, tiny.
-So, you've got heavy, cruiser...
-Somewhere in there is welter.
-Hold on, hold on, hold on.
Is feather times any number? There's not a super featherweight...?
Lightweight came round to bantamweight. Then featherweight.
We've got to 11. I can't... We're not going to find another four.
You're not? So what are you going? Going lower?
-Yeah, we're going lighter, yeah.
-You're going lighter? LAUGHTER
Let's see. Is it lower?
So, end of the round.
And Matt's on 16,
Phil in front on 17.
So, now it's a choice of Home or Away. Mark, coming to you first.
Who against Sri Lanka in June this year took his 50th
One-Day International wicket over ten years after taking his first?
Go on, then. Really?
He started young, didn't he?
-Yeah, I mean... Yeah. Could well be.
Are there any other...? Yeah.
-He played just at...
Cos 2005 Ashes, he played the year after when Simon Jones got injured.
-I reckon it's...
-It's a good shout.
Yeah, I'm happy with that.
-Well done. Yes, it is.
The England bowler Liam Plunkett.
Really well done.
Well done. Get it out of the way.
It's the pressure question.
-Discussion is we're going home.
Whose only goal in the 2015 World Cup came against South Korea
which saw her become the competition's all-time
record goal scorer with 15 goals?
So, only one goal in 2015.
-So, she only scored one goal.
-Throughout the tournament.
But she is the all-time record goal scorer in the competition with 15.
Who else would it be...
if it's not USA?
Is she German?
Oh, I don't know. I'm going Canada.
I'm not sure.
-Oh, who is it?
You're looking for, from Brazil...
-Oh, no way!
Unlucky. Hard lines, hard lines.
James, over to you.
-What do you reckon? I'm easy.
-Home's rowing, James.
I haven't set the world on fire so far in my rowing answers.
What do you reckon?
You can make the decision.
-I've got to make the decision?
-Yeah, cos I know...
OK, I think, if we were to make a decision, we would probably...
-We'll go Away.
I'll get the Away questions ready, yes...
Before the start of this season, name three countries that
-have produced two or more World Rally champions.
Who have you got there?
-Is it? Who are the two?
-I know one of them.
-Yeah, and the other one.
Do you want to give me the two that you're sure of and then...?
Yeah, there you go, James.
-I'm 100% sure on Scotland.
-I'm 90% sure on Finland.
Oh, I'll take that all day long, 90%.
I know Carlos Sainz won it loads for Spain,
but I'm hoping there's another little Spaniard did all right one year.
-So, you're going for... Just give them again.
-Spain, Scotland, Finland.
-You have two points.
-Oh, we'll take two points. Well done, James.
Not Spain, Finland.
-And UK. Over you go.
-Scotland and Finland were correct?
-Do you fancy that one?
-Yes, it is on the list as well.
Another two you could have had was France or Italy.
-They were in the top five.
So, Stuart. Coming to you now. Home or Away?
Stay in the game. Home.
Which winger played in his first European Champions Cup final
this year, six years after scoring against Australia in the
Tri-Nations, which was the last of his 46 international tries?
Right, so who was in the 2016 Euro Championships?
-You had Racing Metro and...
Racing Metro and...
Oh, copped him?
I think it's Joe Rokocoko.
-Yes, it was, the All Black winger. Well done.
Well done, Stuart.
End of the round.
Still nothing between them.
They're tied on 19.
OK, Matt, your team are first.
Who is this being a little cheesy?
-It looked a bit rugby-ish.
-You aren't carrying too much.
-Quite a veiny arm, I thought, though not super chunky.
And he wore his watch on his left hand, so he's right-handed.
Apart from that, I'm not very helpful.
-He's definitely, I don't know...
-Going to have a guess?
We're going to go with John Hartson.
John Hartson. OK, let's have a look.
-What a stinker!
We've got half a clue, a wild guess. Go on, mate.
A wild guess of Sean O'Brien.
OK, let's see.
Oh, that's a good shout.
It was in fact the England cricketer Jason Roy!
A long way off.
OK. Phil, who is on the hunt for something pre-historic?
Right, come on, team.
Stuart's looking confident.
-I saw you write something down.
-Trust me, that's good for this round.
-Nothing about cheese, but...
-Just got the face.
-Have you got the nose?
-Yeah, definitely. Definitely.
Are you going with it?
-Go for it.
-Do you reckon?
I'm going for...
-We're going for Dan Biggar.
Let's have a look.
It is, the Welsh rugby star, Dan Biggar.
-I saw his face...
-Got the nose.
So, finally they are separated.
Matt's on 19, Phil in front on 21.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
And with just one round to go, it is the sprint finish.
So, Matt, confident that your team will be able to answer all your...?
I tell you what, I am confident that Woody is going to do really well...
-One man down here. One man down.
Are you ready? Your time starts now.
OK. They're rugby league.
-They're huge, huge man and the Goliath.
-Someone and the Goliath.
What am I doing? What am I doing? Move on.
I've got confused! Move on, move on!
-Oh, oh! Your sport...
-Rowing. The cox.
-No. What they do.
-No, what am I doing here?
He shouts. What does he shout?
-that he shouts!
-But what does he say?
-Is it like a swimming...?
-And how many of them?
How many of them?
Yeah, organises the stroke.
-I have no idea what you're talking about.
-Cracknell, I don't care, I'm going for this.
WHISTLE BLOWS It's finished.
-The stroke. How many you do.
How many you do in a certain time is the...
No, it is, honestly.
Yeah, so, it's the stroke...
-What are you doing?
How many... We must be finished by now.
-You're well finished. You're well finished.
-Must be finished by now.
-Well, Tuffers, you can just enjoy yourself now.
Let's go down to the pub.
Come on. Out you come.
I don't think I can get any.
Just have some fun.
Just like Daws doing that.
OK. Just have some fun.
Off you go.
Right, if you go scuba diving, you put on a...
Wet suit. Yes, you do. Yes, you do.
Oh, erm, erm, plays for Real Madrid, bit of a poser.
Here we go. Hold on a minute.
Yeah, if I'm doing that.
What's that? I'm creosoting.
I'm creosoting the...
Oh, it's that, then. Go on.
-Yeah, what's that?
You get a red card in rugby for a...
If you're hit, and it's not early...
-Late tackle. Well done. OK.
Oh, you're driving about, having a lovely day on the 18th hole.
A few beers in the back.
And you're playing with sticks round a course.
-You're driving about in a...
-Yeah, a golf...
And 5 scored there that takes you
on to 26. Well done!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
I've got a feeling that the conversation between James
and Matt is going to go on for some time!
A huge thank you to our guests, to James and to Mark,
to Alex and Stuart. The three of us will be back soon.
Until then, goodbye from us all. Bye-bye.
Sue Barker hosts another edition of the lighthearted sports quiz. Regular captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by England women's football star Alex Scott, Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell, England cricketer Mark Wood and Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg.