Test Match Report 1930-2019
日本語 Article Journal
21 March 1967 at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
●Japan 8-55 New Zealand Universities○
Got clobbered in the 2nd test
Japan surrendered to NZU who scored 13 tries and 8 goals, totalling as much as 55 points. This is equivalent to 10-81 in the current scoring system. Japan could not exhibit even the slightest effect of the training camp. NZU in 1967 made so much of an impact on Japanese rugby that they still come up in conversation today for their powerfulness. Just before the end of the match, Ikaida picked up the loose ball and passed it to Kato, who scored the only try for Japan. “Our men played well. I was hoping that we could manage to score a try in the first half, but we lost completely to NZU's skills and fighting spirits,” said coach Onishi, as if to tip his hat to NZU. NZU's tour director Don Klark advised Japan to “experience many international matches, bring in more physically superior players, and be quick to handle a loose ball”. Japan learned a lesson from this and would defeat the NZ junior team the following year during the tour, surprising the world.
21/03/67, 2nd Test
Japan 8 New Zealand Universities 55
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo
Referee: Masahiro Eda (Japan)
Touch Judges: Ken W. Prain (New Zealand), Tatsuya Aoi (Japan)
JAPAN: 15 Nobuo Ikaida, 14 Hisashi Yamaoka, 13 Kazumasa Inubuse, 12 Akira Yokoi, 11 Yoshihiro Sakata, 10 Tadamasa Fujimoto-Kamohara, 9 Katsutoshi Azuma, 8 Shozo Fujita, 7 Koji Ishizuka, 6 Takeshi Kato, 5 Eiji Okabe (capt), 4 Megumu Horikoshi, 3 Haruhiko Komiya, 2 Shigeru Murayama, 1 Toru Tenmyo.
Try: Kato; Conversion: Yokoi; Penalty Goal: Yokoi.
NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITIES: 15 Michael Williment, 14 Don H. Montgomery, 13 Gary R. Weinberg, 12 Ken W. Prain, 11(FE) Gerald F. Kember, 10(FE) Earl W. Kirton, 9 Chris R. Laidlaw, 8 Gray Le R. Hermanson (capt), 7 Ron T. de Cleene, 6 Neil R. Cullimore, 5 John D. Sherlock, 4 Anthony J. Banks, 3 T. Kerry McDonald, 2 Ken N. Grant, 1 Peter B. Hay.
Tries: Kirton (3), Weinberg (3), de Cleene, Montgomery, 4 tries unknown; Conversions: Williment (8).
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 12min-try NZU, Kirton; conv. Williment (unknown), 17min-try NZU, de Cleene; conv. Williment, 22min-try NZU, Kirton; conv. Williment, --min-try NZU, Kirton; conv. Williment (unknown), --min-try NZU, Weinberg; conv. Williment (unknown)-0-21, Half-time, 48min-try NZU, Weinberg; conv. Williment-0-26, 53min-try NZU, Weinberg; conv. Williment (unknown), 58min-try NZU, unknown; conv. Williment, 62min-try NZU, Montgomery; conv. Williment (unknown), --min-try NZU, unknown; conv. Williment (unknown), --min-try NZU, unknown; conv. Williment (unknown), --min-try NZU, unknown; conv. Williment (unknown), --min-try NZU, unknown; conv. Williment (unknown), 72min-pen Japan, Yokoi-3-**, 77min-try NZU, unknown; conv. Williment (unknown)-3-55, 79min-try Japan, Kato; conv. Yokoi-8-55.