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Quiz: Name the provincial rugby stalwart from the noughties

It was a long old decade that brought the formation of the Celtic League and the rise of Munster and Leinster in Europe.

THE YEAR 2000, setting of 1960s sci-fi, the genesis of Munster’s European odyssey and this quiz-maker’s ill-fated junior cert. The new century brought with it a new appetite for provincial rugby with English clubs back in Europe and Celtic nations set to form a league of their own.

Can you namecheck these men who graced our four proud provinces?

Can you name this exceptionally gifted Munster back?
Trevor Halstead
Christian Cullen

John Kelly
Rob Henderson
Who is this prime cut who beefed up Leinster's pack?
Rocky Elsom
Stan Wright

Cameron Jowitt
Keith Gleeson
Name this redoubtable Connacht man who earned international recognition?
Johnny O'Connor
John Muldoon

Mike McCarthy
Willie Faloon
This international scrum-half is still shaping Ulster behind the scenes.
Neil Doak
Kieran Campbell

Niall Malone
Ruan Pienaar
The name of Ulster's All Black capped centre is on the tip of your tongue.
Simon Danielli
Gareth Milasinovich

Luke Marshall
Paul Steinmetz
This versatile back showed he has all the tools for a couple of provinces.
Fionn Carr
Ian Keatley

Paul Warwick
Isaac Boss
Another man who crossed provincial borders, who is Johnny Sexton trailing here?
Niall Ronan
Eric Miller

Simon Keogh
Stephen Keogh
Before Pat Lam came along, this Samoan and his brother made Connacht home.
Miah Nikora
Fetu'u Vainikolo

Ray Ofisa
George Naoupu
Can you ID the scrum guru who propped up Connacht's set-piece?
Dan McFarland
Peter Bracken

John Fogarty
Ronan Loughney
Name this Leinster wing?
Dan Brown
Damian Browne

Gary Brown
Philip Browne
Another talented playmaker who had to be versatile in the ROG era with Munster.
Jeremy Staunton
Jeremy Manning

Jerry Hurley
JJ Hanrahan
Who is this Ulster and Ireland workhorse?
Lewis Stevenson
Neil Best

Roger Wilson
Gary Longwell
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Noughties nerd
And they said you spent too much time watching the Celtic League and not enough time burning songs onto CDs. Look at you now!
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You scored out of !
Ah well
Sure it was all just a bit of craic
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You scored out of !
A solid showing
A disgrace you weren't called up to the national squad after a performance like that.
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