Rugby World Cup 2015 quiz: Do you know your rucks from your mauls, scrums from your lineouts, Wilkinsons from your Carters?

Take our simple rugby union quiz to see how prepared you are for the Rugby World Cup

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With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, how is your rugby union knowledge shaping up?

From 18 September until the 31 October, England is set to go rugby mad as 20 of the best rugby playing nations descend on England and Wales to compete for the crown of being the world champions for the next four years.

Rugby union can be a confusing sport at the best of times, and it'll be common practice over the six-week tournament to hear terms such as ruck, maul, scrum, lineout and truck and trailer among many other strange commands.

So how much do you know about the oval-shaped ball game? We've put together a basic quiz to test your knowledge and see how prepared you are for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Take the quiz below:


The Independent will publish more quizzes as the World Cup nears that specialise in certain World Cups, teams and players.


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