Test Match Report 1930-2019
日本語 Photo Journal
4 October 1980 in Hilversum
●Japan 13-15 The Netherlands○
Lost despite a 10-point lead
Japan lost the first match of the tour though it was close. A mistake can be fatal in a test match. Though, of course, the Netherlands are a strong team and not easily defeated, it was a shame to lose this match in the way Japan did. Japan was first on the scoreboard. Oikawa scored a penalty in the first half. Fujiwara scored a try to widen the margin. Soon after the Netherlands scored a penalty, Japan's Mori scored a try (Oikawa kicked a goal) in the 37th minute. In the second half, the Netherlands added a penalty, a try and a conversion in the 16th minute, 12-13, trailing Japan by 1 point. Then they came from behind in the 23rd minute with a penalty. Japan failed to score a penalty in the 29th and 36th minute. We missed a chance given by the opponent twice and failed to come from behind. It was predictable that we could not win the match.
Japan 13 Netherland 15
National Stadium, Hilversum, Netherland
Referee: F. Flingou (France)
Touch Judges: unknown
JAPAN: 15 Hideo Toshima, 14 Masaru Fujiwara, 13 Shigetaka Mori (capt), 12 Yoichiro Minamikawa, 11 Hirotaka Ujino, 10 Shinichi Oikawa, 9 Junya Matsumoto, 8 Kazuo Sejimo, 7 Takeo Ishizuka, 6 Takashi Ito, 5 Ryutaro Fukurodate, 4 Hikaru Kawachi (18 Kyoichi Toyoyama --), 3 Takeshi Nakayama, 2 Tsuyoshi Fujita, 1 Jiro Ishiyama.
Reserves: 16 Toru Wada, 17 Koji Horaguchi, 19 Yoshimitsu Konishi, 20 Mitsunobu Sunamura, 21 Nobufumi Tanaka.
Tries: Fujiwara, Mori; Conversion: Oikawa; Penalty Goal: Oikawa.
NETHERLAND: 15 C. Zwitser, 14 G. Von Del Born, 13 J. Dongelmans, 12 C. Jacobs, 11 A. Michel, 10 B. Kasteel, 9 F. Duquesnoy, 8 K. Huysman, 7 J. Von Altena, 6 D. Altink, 5 J. Dudinc, 4 M. Van Deel Loos, 3 C. Koemans, 2 J. Schaap, 1 H. Vermeulen.
Reserves: 16 W. Rijsdm, 17 M. Visser, 18 P. Engelhard, 19 P. Dorrestijn, 20 M. Jorritsma, 21 ---------.
Try: Michel; Conversion: Kasteel; Penalty Goals: Kasteel (3).
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 25min-pen Japan, Oikawa-3-0, 30min-try Japan, Fujiwara; conv. Oikawa-9-0, 39min-try Japan, Mori; conv. Oikawa (missed)-13-0, 40min-pen Netherland, Kasteel-13-3, Half-time, 48min-pen Netherland, Kasteel-13-6, 56min-try Netherland, Michel; conv. Kasteel-13-12, 62min-pen Netherland, Kasteel-13-15, 67min-pen Japan, Oikawa (missed), 38min-pen Japan, Oikawa (missed).