MATT DAWSON HOSTS THE ULTIMATE RUGBY PUB QUIZ
There was no better way to end our Pink Lion Rugby Club series of events than with a pub quiz hosted by former Lion and quiz aficionado Matt Dawson. The Question of Sport Captain is a three time British and Irish Lion having played on the 1997, 2011 and 2005 teams.
It was a raucous atmosphere in the Clarence pub in Mayfair as teams put their sporting knowledge to the test in a battle for the highly sought after Thomas Pink collection. Round one was inevitably all things rugby - with the first question of the night being which other England player besides Lawrence Dallagilo is the only player to win the World Cup at both the 15 and 7 a side games. (HINT: He was the guy asking the questions!) Other quiz rounds included a test of knowledge on where the 2017 tour will take place: New Zealand, as well as general sport and of course; style. Kitted out in the official Thomas Pink Lions Collection, a dapper Dawson kept the crowd thoroughly entertained with multiple drinking forfeits for mischievous behaviour in between questions.
The pints were aplenty and the rugby trivia on form in what was a superb finale to an entertaining three nights. We were even graced with the presence of former Lions squad members Iain Balshaw and Andy Powell who inadvertently dropped by the quiz to see what the commotion was all about.
The countdown is on until our next series of events in 2017!