Sue Barker hosts the light-hearted sports quiz. Regular captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by stars from the world of sport.
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'Lining up tonight are...
'England rugby start Chris Robshaw,
'World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi,
'NFL cornerback Jason Bell,
'and New York Giants star Osi Umenyiora.
'Which team will win on A Question Of Sport?'
Hello, we have a great show lined up for you tonight.
We are delighted to welcome two Grand Slam winners and two
Super Bowl champions here to the studio.
How are you feeling about tonight, taking on these three?
You know, I'm excited about it. Chris, fantastic player.
Maggie also. But you guys are going down today.
-Today's your day.
OK, let's get this game underway.
We're going to start with Sports Action.
OK, teams, in this round you'll see lots of footage from the
NFL and the Six Nations.
You need to keep an eye out for the stars in action and the
points being scored.
-Stephen Jones, drop goal.
Passes... What a catch, Beckham!
And Wilson's snapped over the head of Jon Ryan.
And a safety.
This is why he's been picked to start for England.
And the Rams are able to get on the board.
Once again, going to get it down.
The kick...is not good.
He's going to score! It's happened for France.
And a two-point attempt.
-There's trouble here, Shane Horgan.
Into the end zone.
This one is...good!
Ball's out. Calais Campbell has it.
I don't think anybody is going to get the big guy. Touchdown!
OK, starting with Matt's team. Who was the Englishwoman scoring a try?
-That was Kay Wilson.
-It was, well done, Maggie, well done.
Over to Phil's team. Jason, I think you'll probably like this one.
-Who was scoring for the Dallas Cowboys?
It was, yes, well done.
Matt, who was the Frenchman scoring a try?
-Yeah, go for it.
-It was, well done.
Nice work. Good start.
Which team were conceding a safety?
-Just explain to me what a safety is again.
-OK, when the ball flew over the guy's head...
..and it went out of the end zone. What team was that?
No, it wasn't, it was the Seahawks. Seahawks it was.
Now, this last question is for both teams, and believe me, it is tricky.
You'll need to total up the points you saw being scored in both
the NFL and the rugby clips.
Oh, it's the old maths coming into it now.
Well, there's one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine...
-There are ten clips.
Are we happy with that number?
-Yeah, let's give it a go.
-I think it's a good guess.
OK, I'm in.
-OK, let's reveal the answers.
I feel like we're under attack here.
-It's close, look.
-26 to 38.
28 to 39.
The correct scores -
-38, rugby union.
So, by one point, you get it. You get it.
Only one point away, two points away,
-so that's two points you get for that.
-Yes, we're in.
-Well done, boys.
-Now you are going back to school.
On the board are four subjects.
Matt, which do you think you're going to want to answer questions on?
-I quite liked geography at school.
-Geography is a good one.
-We're all sort of nodding there, aren't we?
-Let's do that.
-Yeah, geography, Sue, we're going with geography.
Which three of these countries have hosted the Winter Olympics on
more than one occasion, but never hosted the Summer Games?
Stockholm has had the Olympics. That is gone.
France, Paris, yes, it's gone. Italy, Rome, gone.
-Spain wouldn't have the Winter, would it.
Russia's had the Olympics. Moscow, long, long time ago.
Moscow, correct. What have we got left?
Which three of these countries have hosted the Winter Olympics on more
than one occasion, but never hosted the Summer Games?
-Have they hosted a Summer Olympics?
-I don't think...
-Not sure about that.
-It doesn't ring a bell.
and what was the other one? Norway.
I think they're the four, and we've got to find three, is that right?
I don't think Switzerland has hosted an Olympics.
They've done, like, the World Championships,
-but I don't think an Olympics.
-It doesn't jump out at me.
-No, you're right. Right, so we're going to go with Belgium, Sue.
-We're going to go with Austria, Sue.
-I don't know.
I'm more inclined to say Oslo has held the Summer Olympics than
Switzerland. So we'll go with Switzerland.
-You're going with Switzerland?
-OK. Well, you have got two points.
-The one that isn't right is Belgium.
-Is it really?
-Antwerp. When was it?
So it was Austria, Norway and Switzerland,
-were the three we were looking for.
-Right, what do you fancy?
Listen, I've always been good...
-It's the only thing I turned up for at school.
-Not too hot on all the other ones, I'm afraid.
-Let's have a go at biology.
-I wonder how you'll like this one.
I'm going to show you the medical terms for three common sporting
-injuries, but can you identify them?
Oh, boys, we might know, we might be good. Well, we might be good.
-There we go.
Am I on A Question Of Sport here? Sorry...
Have I gone in the wrong studio?
-Common sporting injuries.
-Right, well, quadricep...
Yeah, so that's your thigh.
-You know when... Like a quad...
-Contusion, when you get hit.
-Yeah. When you get hit.
Dead leg. Dead leg.
That's called a dead leg in my book. Good work.
-Medial tibial stress syndrome.
-Yeah, like a stress fracture.
-Stress fracture of the leg.
-And then the lateral...
-Sounds like a throat infection.
-Well, we'll give you the first two.
-We'll start from the bottom.
-Right, quadricep contusion, Ms Barker.
-Is, I think, a dead leg.
-Is like a punch on the leg.
-Let's have a look.
Dead leg. Got it, got it.
-Medial tibial stress syndrome...
-IN POSH ACCENT:
-..is, we think, a stress fracture.
-Of the fibula and tibia, which is the lower part of the knee.
-OK. Let's see.
Yes, the shin.
-Shin splints, yes.
-That's right. Good.
-So, back we go.
Do you fancy? We don't really know, do we? No.
-We're going to go for sprained ankle.
-We don't play tennis!
-Two points, that's OK.
And at the end of that round, Matt is on four,
Phil in front on five.
OK, Matt, your team are up first, and you have a rugby question,
worth a maximum of five points.
For every correct answer you give me, you'll earn a point, but watch out.
If you give me a wrong answer,
-you will lose all the points that you've got.
Name the five men who have scored over 400 points in the
Five and Six Nations.
I think for 400 points in the Six Nations,
you've got to be playing for...ten years.
Nine, ten years.
So Wales... Jenks?
Jenkins could be. It's a good shout.
Jenkins kicked ball for years.
Jenkins, great shout.
-He's got to be there and thereabouts.
He's played 100 times,
-over 100 times for Scotland, Chris Paterson, didn't he?
-Took a load of kicks. Ireland.
-Sexton be up there?
What about Sexton?
-He's been playing longer, hasn't he?
-What about Halfpenny?
-He's not, he's not...
I don't think it's as much as...
OK, we'll kick off with Jonny Wilkinson, Sue.
-It is correct, yes.
-Jonny is there.
That's one point.
-Ronan O'Gara, yes.
At the top.
That's two points. You're definitely going on?
I think we will, yeah.
OK, Neil Jenkins.
Is also on the list. That's three.
So you've got three, what are you going to do?
OK, what do we want to do?
-Our gamble is probably around Chris Paterson, isn't it?
-I'm happy if you're happy.
-I'll go Chris Paterson as well.
Let's do it. Chris Paterson.
Well done, yes, he is on the list.
Is that it? Are you done?
I think we're happy with that.
Old Captain Sensible over here.
-I feel bullied here, but he's right.
-You're stopping there.
We probably would have gone... Would we have gone?
Who would we have gone with?
I would have fancied it with Diego Dominguez.
If you'd have said that, you would have lost your points.
The only one you missed out was Stephen Jones.
Number three on the list. Well done, four points. That's a good score.
Right, Phil. For you, it's NFL.
Name the five quarterbacks who have over 60,000 passing yards
in the NFL.
-Well, I might throw Dan Marino in there.
-Joe Montana in there...
No, perhaps not? OK.
-Brett... Go on, write them down, boys.
Are you going to start? Have you got a definite for us?
Definitely Peyton Manning, for sure.
Well done. Yes, he is.
That's one point. APPLAUSE
We're going to go with Brett Favre.
You are right. That's two points.
Calm down, now, calm down.
Let's have a think, now.
Let's have a little think now.
Dan Marino is a ledge.
-Who did Brett Favre...?
-I said Dan Marino.
When Brett got the record, who did he pass?
-Was it Marino?
Go for Marino, then.
The boys reckon Dan Marino.
-Dan Marino was your pick.
-Yes, it was.
Luckily, you're right.
Yes, that is three points.
Takes you level.
Don't have to go on.
Do you want to have a risk? Do you want to have a risk on Brees?
-Do you fancy sticking?
-Let's stick with this.
-Are you sure?
With the game tight. Keep it tight.
I'm not sure... I'm not 100% sure about the other three.
There's too many points.
If I lost those three points, I would be beside myself, Phil.
I don't want to be on his bad side.
No, nor do I.
We're going to stick with that.
Sue, I think we're going to stick with that.
Stick with three. Three points scored. That's good.
If you'd gone with Drew Brees, you would have had four points.
You talked me out of it!
I think you mentioned the other one as well. Tom Brady.
-Tom Brady is the other one.
-He's got 60,000 too. Wow.
-Yeah. Very good.
Which means, at the end of the round, the teams are tied.
Both on 8.
Right, this'll be fun because, Matt, your team will each read out
a fact about rugby union.
Phil, all your team needs to work out is who is telling the truth.
OK, everyone understand?
So, Maggie, would you like to start us off?
So a try is called a try because it originally was done
by crossing the line,
it gave you the opportunity to try for a kick at goal.
If you missed that kick, you then scored nothing,
which is how the first ever international ended 1-0 to Scotland,
because England failed to convert their try.
OK. I'll take that on board.
Daws, over to you.
On the morning of the 1987 Rugby World Cup Final...
He's lying, he's lying.
He got you straight off.
..Grant Fox, the New Zealand fly half,
worked for three hours at his day job as a vet,
then joined his team-mates to score 17 points
to help the All Blacks to victory.
Grant Fox working as a vet?
Ireland ended the 1904 season winless.
As a punishment, the Irish Rugby Union refused to let their players
have metal cutlery at the end-of-season dinner.
This is thought to be the origin of the losing team every year
winning the wooden spoon.
-Now that is... You do get the wooden spoon.
You know what, Phil? Outside, me and Chris had a moment.
I don't think he'd lie to me.
-You trust him.
-I trust him.
That's pretty good. Well, we'll go with that.
-I can't fight that.
-No, I can't fight that.
We are going to go with Chris.
You're going with Chris.
OK, well, let's reveal who was telling the truth.
It was Maggie!
LAUGHING: It was Maggie.
Really, Chris? Really?
He's let you down.
-He did, man. He got me.
-He let you down.
Which of these statements is true about American football?
-Jason, over to you first.
The term sack in American football originates from an incident
featuring Texas Longhorn quarterback Duke Carlisle.
In the Rose Bowl in 1927,
he was tackled in possession of the ball a record 32 times,
and the Longhorns literally sacked the quarterback after the game.
OK, after an all-star college career at the University of Michigan,
Teddy Jackson became the first person in history to be
drafted by teams in the NFL, the MLB,
the NHL and the NBA.
-All of them?
-All of them. Drafted by all of them.
He went on to play for the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl
and the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.
In 2013, the Seattle Seahawks caused an earthquake
when their fans jumped up and down
celebrating touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints.
The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network registered
five separate events during the game.
-An actual earthquake or just...
-Oh, my God.
-I reckon that one.
-That sounds good.
-That's a great story.
So beautifully read from Jason.
-I don't believe that.
If you were drafted into all of... In the same season?
Em... It doesn't say in the same season, no,
but he was in everything.
He played tiddlywinks as well.
There is something rings true about what Osi said there.
I remember a stadium... Five times, though. That's ridiculous.
But I do remember there was one stadium that properly went off
when all the crowd went ballistic.
-All right, well, we're saying...
-I reckon that's true.
You like the sacking.
- I like it. - Sounds true.
Sacked. Got sacked. 32 times being dumped.
I think we may have been slightly...
A little bit like Osi said about Chris, we've been slightly drawn
into that beautiful smile and the fact that he can't look at
-me in the eyes right now... Jason Bell.
-You're going for Jason.
-Or J-Bell, as his mates call him.
OK, let's see who was telling the truth.
I wouldn't do you like you did me, Chris.
-I wouldn't do you like that.
Well done to both teams in that round. The teams are still tied.
They're both on 10.
It's Head-To-Head now. Matt, your team are going first.
On the left, Sea The Stars is chasing down the leader
in the Derby.
On the right, Ireland are beginning the move
that ends in Jamie Heaslip scoring the try of the year.
What happens first?
Does Sea The Stars win or do Ireland cross for the try?
Sea The Stars chasing down the leader.
-Couple of furlongs to go.
-How long would that take?
Couple of furlongs to go. Go on, son.
Go on. Get the clock. Get the clock on it.
That try, wasn't that the one that went through all the hands?
Was it in this corner or...?
I think it was the far corner, because it was one which
pretty much went through several forwards and backs.
-Then they finally scored at the very end.
-Lots of hands, bit of a break. Another ruck, couple of rucks.
It's going to be who's faster - Jamie Heaslip or a horse?
Sea The Stars!
I want to go for the horse, I don't know why.
-Do you want to go for the horse?
-Yeah, let's do it.
-Go for the horse?
-Let's go for the horse.
Listen, Jamie, he's down on the floor there, isn't he?
He's got no chance there. He's already on the floor.
-He's got to catch up with play.
-Get into the game.
We're going to go with the horse, Sue.
-You're going with Sea The Stars.
-Going with Sea The Stars.
OK, let's have a look.
Come on, Jamie.
Get up, Jamie.
Here... Here we go, Sea The Stars.
-Where is he?
-He's over on the left here.
Where is he?
He's over here.
There he is. Come on! Go on! Keep going!
-He's not scored!
-He's not down.
He's not scored, ref.
Yeah, he's not down.
What are you saying?
I said TMO, that's not grounded yet, that's not grounded.
Yeah, the green is what's won.
Oh, right, yeah, yeah.
Not competitive at all, is he?
Just as well I'm not into this show, isn't it?
OK, well done. Phil, this one is for you.
On the left, Elaine Thompson is in the blocks
for the Olympic 200m final.
On the right, the LA Rams are about to snap the ball at Wembley.
What happens first - does Elaine win gold
or do the New York Giants score a touchdown from the interception?
OK the women's is... It'd be over 20 seconds.
Yeah, it is over 20 seconds. The girls do it in about 22.
22. Landon Collins is about 21, 21, maybe 22 seconds.
-Let's go with American football.
-Yeah, let's go with that.
-Happy with that?
-Let's go with the gang.
-You're going for the touchdown.
-We're going for the touchdown, Sue.
-OK. Let's see.
-Come on, boys.
Trip her up or something.
'Thompson going well around the bend in the yellow of Jamaica...'
Come on, Landon.
He's got to go.
-'A ricochet by Landon Collins...'
-Come on, boys.
He's got so much...
'Into the end zone!'
Brilliant stuff. End of the round, still can't separate them.
They're tied on 12.
This will decide it. It's the final round, Sprint Finish.
Plenty of points on offer. Anything can happen. Matt, you're up first.
Come on, I'm ready for this. Come on, let's have some. Come on.
I will tell you all the words that Matt's going to be describing
are from the countries that make up the Six Nations. OK?
Ready? Time starts now.
-OK, Scottish snooker legend.
Seven championships. Move on, move on.
-Move on, move on.
Irish province, Dublin.
The Irish province that Dublin is in.
-That you play against.
-Yes, yes, yes.
Ooh, a racetrack in Italy.
-Racetrack in Italy.
Racetrack in Italy. Move on.
-The cricket, the main cricket tournament. Four days.
Yorkshire, Lancashire are all...
-Yes, yes, yes!
Oh, it's a horse race in France. Tricky one, this.
Horse race in France, main horse race in France.
-Don't know. Pass.
-The Arc... Well, I've said Arc. Move on, move on.
A Welsh boxer. Did Strictly.
-Yes, good man.
Oh, not curling, but the...
-No, the... I get confused...
-..between curling and the Irish game.
Oh, golf place. Golf course.
I don't know anything about snooker or horse racing.
Yeah, you ran out of time on Troon.
It was the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was the race.
-Monza is the racetrack in Italy.
-Not going to get that, are we?
Stephen Hendry was the snooker player we were looking for.
But you've scored 4 points. 4 points.
As you can see, they're not easy. They're not easy.
OK, Tuffers, up you come.
Ready? Your time starts now.
The arena in New York where all the boxing is.
-Madison Square Garden.
Oh, the tennis players. The two best women's female...
The Williams sisters.
Oh, it's a race. It's the famous race. Horse race.
Oh, what's that one when you've got
no chance so you just run back and you lob it.
-Oh, the really fast runner, American.
-Usain Bolt. No.
-100m back in the day.
Not yellow, not red, but...
-What colour is that?
-Green. Mo Greene.
You get through to the what in the NFL to get to the finals?
-Yes, the playoffs, yes.
Ooh, what's that down there?
-OK, in basketball...
-Not the Steelers, not the Steelers.
You're the man!
You are the man!
You got the Pirates, sadly you didn't get the Pittsburgh bit.
Oh, didn't we?
-But it doesn't matter anyway.
You needed 5, you have scored 7.
That was one competitive contest, I can say, but a huge thank you
to all of our guests -
to Jason and Osi, to Maggie and Chris.
The three of us will be back very soon.
Until then, from all of us here, goodnight.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE