Test Match Report 1930-2019
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21 March 1956 at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
●Japan 8-19 All-Australian student team○
Well fought but lost again
In the 3rd minute of the first half, Japan gained possession of the ball from the scrum awarded to Australia, and launched a fast attack. Natsui managed to get the ball rolling after the punt by Miyai. Japan successfully scored an opening goal, putting the score at 5-0. Australia was quick to counterattack. In the 5th minute, the ball was passed from Roos to Tooth, Dawes, Bollyn and Phelps, who scored a try. In the 18th minute, Australia attacked the blindside from a lineout. Dawes returned the ball to Bollyn, which led to another successful try and a goal to shift the game to 5-8. In the 7th minute of the second half, the ball was passed from Roos to Tooth, Hill, and Richardson, who scored a try. In the 15th minute, Hill received a pass from a third quarter player, and another try and goal was awarded to Australia. In the 29th minute, Thornett scored a try and extended the lead to 5-19. All Japan could do in turn was to add Arai's penalty in the 35th minute. Japan lost two test matches in a row, 8-19.
21/03/56, 2nd Test
Japan 8 Combined Australian Universities 19
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo
Referee: Daisuke Kawata (Japan)
Touch Judges: unknown
JAPAN: 15 Hidehiko Sato, 14 Kunio Miyai, 13 Koichi Takaoka, 12 Hiroshi Teranishi, 11 Isao Kondo, 10 Taisei-Shigehiro Arai, 9 Manabu Mitoma, 8 Atsushi Fujii (capt), 7 Takashi Sudo, 6 Toshiaki Tsuchiya, 5 Yoshiharo Umei, 4 Katsuhiro Mano, 3 Kazuo Natsui, 2 Koji Kikkawa, 1 Teruo Kitajima.
Try: Natsui; Conversion: Umei; Penalty Goal: Arai.
COMBINED AUSTRALIAN UNVERSITIES: 15 A. Garle, 14 D.B. Hill, 13 Ainslie Glenister Ross Shiel, 12 John Henry Dowse, 11 Roderick Phelps, 10 Richard Murray Tooth (capt), 9 John Edward Thornett MBE, 8 M. Hughes, 7 John Francis O'Gorman, 6 Carles Roy ‘Chilla' Wilson, 5 D.B. Richardson, 4 W.A. Gahan, 3 T.D. Bolin, 2 W.T. Wright, 1 F.M. Elliott.
Tries: Phelps, M. Hughes, Elliott, Hill, Thornett; Conversions: Dowse (2).
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 2min-pen Japan, Umei (missed), 4min-try Japan, Natsui; conv. Umei-5-0, 6min-try Aus. Univ., Phelps; conv. Dowse (missed)-5-3, 19min-try Aus. Univ., M. Hughes; conv. Dowse-5-8, Half-time, 46m-try Aus. Univ., Elliott; conv. Dowse (missed)-5-11, 55min-try Aus. Univ., Hill; conv. Dowse-5-16, 70min-try Aus. Univ., Thornett; conv. Dowse (missed)-5-19, 75min-pen Japan, Arai-8-19.