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Test Match Report 1930-2019

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15 March 1959 at Hanazono Rugby Stadium
●Japan 17-21 Canada BC state team○
Fought back but lost
 
The first half, 11 min: Canada scored a try (and conversion). 15 min: Japan's Miyai scored a try to the centre on consecutive possessions. 27 min: Kitaoka kicked a penalty and turned the game around (6-5). 33 min: Canada scored a try. Burgess used conversion to turn the tide again (6-10). The second half, 10 min: Japan clung on 9-10 by Kitaoka's penalty, but Canada scored a try soon afterward. 32 min: Tsuchiya dribbled and scored a try to narrow the gap to 4 points (14-18). 38 min: Tominaga managed to try but Kitaoka missed the goal. 40 min: Canada scored a try and earned a victory of 21-17. Japan missed the victory due to misplays.
 


Data:
15/03/59,1st Test
Japan 17 Canada (British Columbia) 21
Hanazono Rugby Grounds, Osaka
Half-time: 6-10
Referee: Daisuke Kawata (Japan)
Touch Judges: unknown
Crowd: 12,000
 
JAPAN: 15 Susumu Kitaoka, 14 Kunio Miyai, 13 Tatsuya Aoi (capt), 12 Ryuichi Imamura, 11 Rikio Enomoto, 10 Taisei-Shigehiro Arai, 9 Koichi Imamura, 8 Hideki Tominaga, 7 Kinichi Miyajima, 6 Kenji Otsuka, 5 Seiji Tanaka, 4 Toshiaki Tsuchiya, 3 Terukazu Fuji, 2 Eiichi Shiga, 1 Kiyoshi Kobayashi.
Tries: Miyai, Tsuchiya, Tominaga; Conversion: Kitaoka; Penalty goals: Kitaoka (2).
 
CANADA: 15 Don Burgess, 14 Neal Henderson, 13 George Sainas, 12 Glen Stover, 11 Ted Hunt, 10 Dr. Max Howell, 9 Norman Blake, 8 Peter Clarke, 7 Greg Bjarneson, 6 D.B. Thomas, 5 Ozzie Gjerdalen, 4 Peter von Harten, 3 Peter Grantham, 2 T.R. Christie, 1 D.L. Buzz Moore (capt).
Tries: Hunt (2), Bjarneson (2), Gjerdalen; Conversions: Burgess (3).
 
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 8min-pen Canada, Burgess (missed), 10min-pen Canada, Henderson (missed), 11min-try Canada, Hunt; conv. Burgess-0-5, 15min-try Japan, Miyai; conv. Arai (missed)-3-5, 22min-pen Japan, Miyajima (missed), 23min-pen Japan, Miyajima (missed), 28min-pen Japan, Kitraoka-6-5, 30min-drop goal Japan, Aoi (missed), 35min-try Canada, Hunt; conv. Burgess-6-10, Half-time, 53min-pen Japan, Kitraoka-9-10, 59min-try Canada, Bjarneson; conv. Burgess-9-15, 63min-try Canada, Gajerdalen; conv. Burgess (missed)-9-18, 71min-try Japan, Tsuchiya; conv. Kitaoka-14-18, 79min-try Japan, Tominaga; conv. Kitaoka (missed)-17-18, 80min-try Canada, Bjarneson; conv. Burgess (missed)-17-21.