as seen in the
2015 PHS Football Media Guide
(by Coach Ned Schroeder)
1. Q: Before next year’s Olympics, when was the last time rugby was an Olympic Sport?
A: 1924 in Paris, France
2. Q: When rugby was an Olympic sport, which country took home the gold medal?
A: The United States defeated France for the gold in 1924.
3. Q: Before last year, what year did PHS Football team go undefeated?
A: 1976, the Bicentennial year.
4. Q: What year was PITS founded?
5. Q: What Rugby team plays at Witter field? (This is a trick question.)
A: Both PITS Rugby and the Cal Bears play at Witter Field. The Cal field is also known as Witter.
6. Q: In Rugby’s World Cup, which nations have won the tournament while also hosting it?
A: New Zealand (twice) and South Africa.
7. Q: Where is the Rugby World Cup being played this year?
A: London, England
8. Q: What is the mascot for the national team for USA Rugby?
9. Q: What year did USA Rugby field a team for the very first time (they played Australia)?
A: The USA national team played its first international match on November 16, 1912 against Australia in Berkeley, California.
10. Q: How many players per team in a game of rugby?
A: 15, unless they are playing “7’s,” then it’s 7 per side.
11. Q: The game of rugby originated back in 1823 in Warcwickshire, England. What was the name of the school where rugby began?
A: Rugby College
12. Q: In football, the Highlanders score touchdowns; in rugby, the PITS players score what?
A: A try.
13. Q: All of the World Cups in rugby have been won by teams from the Southern Hemisphere, except for one country. Which country in the North has won the World Cup?
A: England triumphed over Australia in 2003.
14: Q: What PHS/PITS alum is now the head rugby coach of the Black Knights at West Point?
A: Matt Sherman.
Now that you are interested in rugby or are the parent of a PHS student interested in playing this exciting game, contact Ned Schroeder at PITSRugbyClub@gmail.com