Test Match Report 1930-2019
日本語 Photo Journal
8 April 1972 at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
△Japan 17-17 Australia Colts△
Match descended into brawl and ended in a draw
The latest “Rugby World” (the official journal of the British Rugby Union) ran various opinions on rough stuff and referring. Violent plays during international test matches were also criticised. These tell us about the cutthroat situations that occur in current international rugby. Japan finally had an opportunity to go neck and neck with the other countries in severe international games. Although the match at Hanazono was an extreme case, we seem to be confronted with a choice: whether to accept the current way of international games as it is and challenge it from a positive perspective, or to deny such bestial rugby and lock ourselves in the utopia by ourselves.
08/04/72 2nd Test
Japan 17 Australian Colts 17
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo
Referee: Hiroshi Nonomura (Japan)
Touch Judges: Mitsugu Kawaguchi (Japan), Masaharu Oishi (Japan)
JAPAN: 15 Masaharu Mantani, 14 Tadayuki Ito, 13 Fumiharu Shimazaki, 12 Akira Yokoi (capt), 11 Makoto Mizutani, 10 Tadamasa Fujimoto-Kamohara, 9 Ryozo Imazato, 8 Yoshihiro Murata, 7 Yoshiharu Yamaguchi, 6 Yoshiaki Izawa, 5 Toshio Terai, 4 Hiroshi Ogasawara, 3 Masaaki Shimozono, 2 Mituso Atokawa, 1 Susumu 'Asura' Hara.
Tries: Fujimoto, Ito, scrum try; Conversion: Yamaguchi; Penalty Goal: Yamaguchi.
AUSTRALIAN COLTS: 15 Laurence E. Monaghan, 14 Robert J. Parker, 13 Ross L. Birrell, 12 David Stewart Rathie, 11 Terry J. Ryan, 10 Ian D. Clark, 9 Gregory J. Holben, 8 Michael B. Flynn, 7 Michael L. Goldman, 6 John R. Murray, 5 Barry Donald Stumbles, 4 Collin P. Allsop, 3 Christopher Bernard 'Buddha' Handy, 2 Ian D. Ross, 1 Stephen Charles Finnane.
Tries: Ryan, Rathie, Holben; Conversion: Clark; Penalty Goal: Clark.
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 7min-pen Aus. Colts, Clark-0-3, 13min-try Aus. Colts, Ryan; conv. Clark (missed)-0-7, 25min-try Aus. Colts, Rathie; conv. Clark (missed)-0-11, 32min-try Aus. Colts, Holben; conv. Clark-0-17, Half-time, 42min-pen Japan, Yamaguchi-3-17, 50min-try Japan, Fujimoto; conv. Yamaguchi (missed)-7-17, 60min-try Japan, scrum try; conv. Yamaguchi-13-17, 67min-try Japan, Ito; conv. Yamaguchi (missed)-17-17.