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Hello and welcome to A Question Of Sport.
We have got a great show lined
up for you and both teams are poised and ready for action.
Joining Matt are world champion
sprinter Adam Gemili and England
footballer Alex Scott.
And alongside Phil are Welsh rugby
legend Shane Williams and Paralympic
champion Hannah Cockroft.
Come on, team. Come on.
We are starting with the Picture Board
and, Matt, your team are up first.
There's your board. Time will start when you pick the first number.
-Shout them out when you know them.
-OK. I'll do the numbers.
We'll start with number 12, please.
Andre De Grasse.
-Yes, Edward Clancy.
Uh, um, uh...
-Ah, Nigel Benn, yes.
Uh, Miedena! Miedema!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-What a team!
-That was a record time,
You had over 17 seconds left.
Give us some more, we'll take more points.
You're happy for us there, Phil?
Absolutely over the moon.
Well done. Well done.
Come on, team, we can match that.
Let's have a look at your board. There you go.
Just shout them out. Number one please, Sue.
No. What's his name? The Aussie bloke.
Oh, Alexa Halko.
Number nine. Murray.
Is that Jordanne Whiley?
-I know it.
Move on, move on. Seven.
Oh, the keeper for Stoke.
Oh, I've forgotten his name!
-Oh, move on! 11.
-Yes, it is.
-Oh, good work.
Oh, the goalkeeper, Jack Birkeland?
Jack Butland, of course it is.
Oh. And the Leicester City captain,
Alex, you knew that.
-Yes, Wes Morgan
we were looking for.
So at the end of the opening round,
Phil is on ten,
but Matt in front on 12.
Well, now, teams, we have a sports action for you.
A sighting of Patrick Reed, a birdie putt on the 13th hole.
Five metres out. He hits the board.
It's pretty long.
Eight metres and 23 centimetres.
That's a season's best.
Could he take a medal?
That's a championship.
Oh, it's out. That is out! What did I say?
His footwork has been shocking.
-Oh, that's in.
-What an amazing shot.
And Newcastle really are rocked back on their heels. It's 2-0!
It was a free header.
Here's the moment now for Sam Murray.
She's an Olympic silver medallist.
OK, listen carefully.
The initials of the stars you have just seen will help you solve this
puzzle, the answer to it could basically be anything sporty.
-Before we add any letters to the board,
you have to answer a question.
If you get it right, you get a point and the chance to solve the puzzle.
-This is on the buzzer.
-Here we go.
You saw Leonardo Ulloa score for Leicester City,
what nationality is he?
Anyone buzzing in?
It goes on offer. Anyone want to buzz in to try and guess it?
So, no-one gets to guess at the puzzle, but at least we can put the
letters in, so we have an L and a U.
-OK, next question.
In which sport was Sam Murray winning Olympic silver?
Is correct, yes, well done.
So let's see where the S and the M go.
-The second word's the one, isn't it?
-What could that be?
-What comes after the U?
-Do you want to move on?
-Let's move on.
You saw Ana Ivanovic in action.
Which is the only Grand Slam singles title she has won?
Correct, yes. Well done.
-Have you been swotting up on your tennis knowledge?
I've never seen such an obvious guess in my life!
So, A and I.
All right, yeah. So...
-On we go?
Yes, sorry, Sue, sorry.
In which year did you see Graham Onions
dismissing Mike Hussey?
-Anyone going to have a guess?
'09 is the right answer!
-So, G and O.
Has that got a vowel after the O?
Got to rush you. No answer?
OK. Here we go.
Who was winning European long jump bronze in 2010?
Yes, it is Chris Tomlinson, well done.
So, will the C T give it to you?
Premier League top scorer.
Yeah, yeah. Go on, you go for it.
-Go on, Alex.
-Premier League top scorer.
Is...the right answer!
Yes. There it is. Well done.
Well done there and an extra point for solving the puzzle,
which has made a big difference
in the scores.
Phil is on 11, Matt in front on 16.
OK, Matt. In this round you'll be picking a sport from the board to
-answer a question on.
There's a point for each one you get right and for every line you
complete, there's a bonus point.
There are 60 seconds on the clock,
you can answer as many times as you want, but if you keep getting
it wrong, you'll be wasting valuable time, so move on if that happens.
-So, what is your first sport?
-The three equestrian disciplines at the Olympics are dressage,
show jumping and what else?
In August, which Spaniard reached the top five in the world for the
-The big fella. Mahm?
-Yes, Rahm we'll take.
-In which event has Renaud Lavillenie won Olympic gold and silver?
Jumping. Long jump hurdles.
1,500, 1,800, 400, 3,000, 200, 100,
five, 1,000, 6,000, 10,000, 15...
-Move on! That's horrible!
That's horrible. Rowing! Rowing!
Victoria Thornley and Katherine Grainger won Olympic silver in which
rowing event in Rio?
-Sculls, pairs, pairs, sculls.
-Double sculls, we'll give you that.
-I said it twice, that counts,
it's double. Football.
-What was the running?
I said every single sport!
-Except pole vault!
So, three points
to add to your total.
-OK, OK, OK.
-Three points. Looking forward to this one, Tuffers?
-But up you come.
-Come on, let's have a go.
-Come on, Phil!
-Go on, Phil!
OK. Absorb it all.
And the time will start when you pick your first sport.
Pascal Gross scored which club's first ever Premier League
goal in September?
Erm... Don't know!
-Can you have a guess? No?
At which ground did the West Indies beat England during the 2017 Test series?
Yes. Erm... snooker.
Mark Williams beat which other Welshman to win the World Championships in 2000?
Oh, er, Matthews.
What's his name?
Oh! Oh, what's his name?
Mark Williams beat, erm...
-Oh, move on, move on!
PRO14 teams the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings are based in which country?
-Yeah, it's horse racing.
At which racecourse is the Scottish Grand National held every year?
Erm, move on - Formula 1.
What nationality are drivers Esteban Gutierrez and Sergio Perez?
-Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott won Olympic gold in which...
-Oh! Sorry. Sorry.
You ran out of time with the sailing one - it was the Finn class.
-So, snooker - Mark Williams beat which other Welshman?
-You said Matthews.
-It was Matthew Stevens.
And Pascal Gross was Premier League goal for Brighton and Hove Albion.
And the horse racing is Ayr.
Of course, it's Ayr.
You also scored three points,
which means Phil is on 14,
Matt is in front, on 19!
Home or Away now - and we are starting with you, Adam.
-OK. Here we go.
-Here we go!
-Pressure time! Are you going for a home question?
-Yeah, home, please.
At the 2017 World Championships,
who won a 200m medal before winning gold in the men's 400m relay?
-OK, who were the medallists?
-Guliyev won it.
Van Niekerk for South Africa.
Who got the bronze? Was it Jereem Richards from Trinidad?
-So, it's either him or...
-It's the bronze medallist.
I'm pretty sure, I think the Trinidadian got the bronze.
And this is really bad for me because it's the 200m.
I'm going to say him. Erm, yeah - I won't get any closer to the answer.
I'm going to say Jereem Richards.
-Is the right answer.
-Well done, well done!
-Very well done.
Right. Let's have a look at
the scores. Home or Away?
-Go away, mate.
We've got to go away, haven't we?
-Yeah, right, we're all-in.
..only three different countries
have won the men's European
Basketball Championships - name them for a point each.
France...? Not a bad shout.
Yeah, France, I'd say.
-Happy with them?
-Basically, we haven't got a clue.
-So we're going...
-Yeah. Through some, you know...
We've gone France, Germany and Spain.
You have two points.
-Happy with that.
-Not bad, not bad. We'll take that.
France and Spain.
France and Spain.
-You've just got to have a punt.
And you would punt for...?
-And you would punt for...?
-And your answer is...?
And my answer is Greece.
That was my next guess.
Who won it in 2017.
No bonus point there, but, Alex, it's your turn now.
So, Home or Away?
-I'm going to go home, Sue.
Who scored 24 goals in Super League 2 in 2014,
helped her new club win League One in 2015,
and the following season reached the FA Cup final?
Who won the FA Cup 2016?
This one jumps out at me straightaway.
-And does that fit in with...?
-Does she wear blue, Sue?
I don't know!
I'm going to go with Fran Kirby.
-Well done, Alex!
-Come on! Well done!
For Reading and Chelsea.
-She does wear blue.
-Yes, she does.
Hannah - Home or Away?
Who won T34 100m medals at the 2012 Paralympics and the 2013
but her best finish at the Rio games
was fourth in both the 400m and 800m?
There's only one girl it can be - so I'm just going to go for it.
-Er, Rosemary Little?
Well done, yes, it's spot-on!
OK, teams. It is time to play Head To Head.
And tonight, the focus will be on our guests' career stats.
Phil, we're starting with your team.
You need to work out which of these is higher -
the number of England caps Alex won
or the highest break at the 2017 World Snooker Championship?
The break is going to be high hundreds, isn't it?
So it's going to be, let's say, 130s, 140s.
-Should be, shouldn't it?
-And Alex has got how many caps?
Lower...? It's a lot of caps.
It's a lot of caps to beat.
-She's not looking over here.
-No, she's not.
-I've learned from Sue.
I would say, Sue,
I would say that...
-Which is higher? Which is higher?
I would say the break at the snooker.
OK. How many caps?
-Do you know?
Oh, must be a 147 there somewhere!
Highest break was 146!
So, you're right, yes!
That's a lot of football, isn't it?
It's a LOT of football.
OK, Matt, your team,
you need to decide if Hannah has won more IPC world titles than
Jimmy Connors has won Grand Slam singles titles.
Oh! She's won everything.
100, 200, 400, 800, 1,500.
-Oh, keep go... Yes.
-She's won everything!
I would say Jimmy is 10, 11, 12...?
-She's got more than that. She's definitely...
-Definitely no more than that.
-If she... I...
-I'd be pretty certain
that she's got more than that.
-We're saying H is sky-high.
So, Hannah, you've won...?
Thanks for talking me up, but I've won ten world titles.
Oh! You've got the Olympics and the Europeans and... Oh!
I only get two events every World Champs.
-So, I hold five world records,
-but I only can win two every World Champs.
-It's still unbelievable.
-Thank you, thank you!
It is! But is it more than Jimmy?
Oh, so you are RIGHT,
-and you get the point!
-We got it right anyway.
-OK, back to Phil.
-Which one do you think is higher?
-Is it Shane's total number of international points,
or the points won by Nico Rosberg in his world championship-winning
-Right, so, how many points did you get?
Have you kicked any, or sort of like...?
-No cheeky little drop goals or anything?
-Little drop goal here and there?
Have you seen me kicking?!
He did have a good year, didn't he?
-He did have a good year.
-Very good year.
-I've got a feeling he's got more.
-You reckon he's got more?
Let's go with that. Shall we go with him?
-Go on, then. We're going to go with Rosberg.
You're going with Nico Rosberg, OK.
We've worked out for Shane, magnificent 300, but what about Nico?
Do you win the point?
You do! Yes, you do!
Well done. And finally, Matt,
your team needs to work out if Adam's 100m PB...
-..is higher than Tuffers' first-class batting average.
-That's a great picture!
-Thanks for that picture as well!
I love that picture as well!
-Come on, then, what's your PB?
9.97 is my 100m at the moment.
9.97. Has Tuffers got a batting average...?
First-class cricket. OK.
Ten. Has he got an average of ten
in first-class cricket?
I've got to be honest, that's not a disaster!
It's not a disaster. For a number 11, you like batting number 11!
Yeah, cos it meant I didn't...
I didn't like walking off on my own!
He must have been really good as well,
cos he's got his eyes closed here!
9.97 is a lot, but something tells me that...
-He's going to have more.
He was better than half a decent cricketer, people forget, he actually...
At bowling - very good bowler.
-And batting, he just chose...
I don't know why, there's something that just is rattling around my head
-to say that he's got ten.
-He's trying to throw you off.
-That he's got ten point something as an average.
-Go for it.
-Let's go for it.
-Shall we go for it?
-We've given him loads of stick, so he...
-Now be nice.
-He deserves more credit and praise, doesn't he?
Lower... No, I'm joking!
No, we... I think he got to double figures, Sue.
-You're going for Tuffers.
OK. We know Adam is 9.97, as he said.
-So, Tuffers, do you know?
Have no idea.
I think it might be double fingers, yeah.
Well, it is in fact...
Oh, it's not double figures!
-I'm not fast enough!
Sorry to break this to you...
I don't know whether the oohs and aahs in the crowd
was because that was close, or they were just surprised!
Let's take a look at the scores.
Phil is on 19,
Matt is on front, on 22!
Next up is an Observation Round.
For this game, it's all about coaches and managers.
The action will come thick and fast,
so make a note of everything you see.
MUSIC: Where's Your Head At by Basement Jaxx
Both teams are playing.
Write your answers on your tablets.
OK, here's your first one.
What was the nationality of the cycling coach?
-I think it was, wasn't it?
-Yeah. Definitely. Yeah. Yeah?
Romanian? What, the way he was... Yes.
That's a good shout, yeah. Yeah.
OK, let's have a look at the answers.
Matt is right!
Yes, it was Cuba!
You saw a skier talking to their coach and waiting for their score.
What colour were his boots?
I didn't even see a skier.
-I didn't look at his boots.
Red or blue, red or blue?
-Red or black?
-Oh, hold on.
Locked and loaded.
-There you go.
-Thank you, OK, let's have a look.
OK, yeah, we get that.
And Phil has gone white.
Wasn't red or white.
We were looking for yellow.
-They were yellow.
Going very well.
Going terribly well.
What was the surname of the winning fencer?
And I need the correct spelling.
Oh, Adam's got it.
-I don't know, but I roughly just made a note of it,
-and it was like...
-Go on, then!
Something like that. I don't know exactly.
Love it! It was something like that.
-OK, let's have a look.
There's a chance!
Jones isn't right, you'll be surprised to learn.
They're very good in Wales!
And I'm afraid you needed an M, not an N.
It's Grumier. And I said...
-I said we needed the correct spelling! But well done, Adam! Well done.
-Something like that!
-So close, so close!
And finally, how many Premier League managers did you see?
There was loads of them there.
Oh, yeah, of course.
Who was the other one? Who's he?
-..Portugal. At West Ham.
-Is he a Premier League manager?
Pardew at the end.
Good work, team. Good work!
-Yeah. I've got no clue!
OK, let's reveal the answers.
Four and four.
The correct answer is...
four! You both get a point, well done.
Louis van Gaal, Arsene Wenger,
Roy Hodgson and Alan Pardew were the four we were looking for.
And the scores are...
Phil on 20, Matt in front on 24!
OK, teams, we're ending on the buzzer.
There's 60 seconds on the clock, a point if you get it correct,
a point away if you buzz in and get it wrong.
Fingers at the ready. Here we go.
Nottinghamshire beat which team in cricket's one-day final?
-Who won the 200m Diamond trophy in 2017 with...?
Yes. Which football club won the
women's Champions League title in 2017?
Yes. Which rugby union player captained Australia on a record 59
occasions between 2001 and 2007?
Yes. Who finished three shots behind Jordan Spieth when he won the Open at Royal Birkdale?
Yes. Which American woman won four T54 gold medals at the 2017 World...?
-Sheffield United were the champions of which division last season?
One. League One!
And who was the last boxer to beat Wladimir Klitschko...?
-We've blown up there, we've blown up.
Well done, guys, great work.
I don't think I'll read out the scores.
It wasn't your round.
But well done to Matt's team and a
huge thank you to Alex and Adam,
and also to Hannah and Shane.
The three of us will be back soon.
Until then, from all of us here, goodbye.