Test Match Report 1930-2019
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19 October 1985 in Dax
●Japan 0-50 France ○
Shocking 0-50 loss
The French Tour led by coach Hitoshi Oka ended with the worst-ever results: all six games lost, scores zero points in the test matches. French ‘Champagne rugby' smashed Japan with its stormy attack. In the first half, Konishi made a high punt in front of Japan's goal in an attempt to let the ball go beyond the touch-line in the 7th minute, but France caught the ball and counterattacked. Eventually France scored the first try between right and centre. Japan was roundly defeated to France who stayed focused till the end. Some of 15,000 fans at the stadium booed in disappointment at the way Japan played.
19/10/85, 1st Test
Japan 0 France XV 50
Parc Municipal, Dax
Referee: Jim M. Fleming (Scotland)
Touch Judges: Raymond James Megson (Scotland), Michel Lamoulie (France)
JAPAN: 15 Daijiro Murai, 14 Shinji Onuki, 13 Nohomuli Taumoefolau, 12 Toshihiro Matsunaga, 11 Toshiro Yoshino, 10 Eiji Kutsuki, 9 Yoshimitsu Konishi, 8 Michihito Chida, 7 Yasuharu Kawase, 6 Yoshifumi Kasai, 5 Atsushi Oyagi, 4 Toshiyuki Hayashi, 3 Koji Horaguchi (capt), 2 Tsuyoshi Fujita, 1 Jiro Ishiyama.
FRANCE XV: 15 Serge Blanco (Christian Delage 23), 14 Michel Fabre, 13 Phillippe Sella (Gilles Cassagne 39), 12 Didier Condorniou, 11 Jean-Baptise Lafond, 10 Didier Cambérabéro, 9 Pierre Berbizier, 8 Laurent Rodoriguez, 7 Jacques Gratton, 6 Eric Champ, 5 Jean-Charles Orso, 4 Jean Condom, 3 Daniel Dubroca, 2 Phillippe Dintrans (capt), 1 Pierre-Edouard Detrez.
Tries: Lafond (4), Fabre, Cassagne, Codorniou, Rodoriguez, Detrez, Dubroca; Conversions: Cambérabéro (5).
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 8min-try France XV, Lafond; conv. Cambérabéro (missed)-0-4, 22min-try France XV, Fabre; conv. Cambérabéro-0-10, 27min-drop goal France XV, Delage (missed), 28min-drop goal France XV, Delage (missed), 40+1min-try France XV, Lafond; conv. Cambérabéro (missed)-0-14, Half-time, 41min-try France XV, Lafond; conv. Cambérabéro (missed)-0-18, 43min-try France XV, Cassagne; conv. Cambérabéro-0-24, 50min-try France XV, Condorniou; conv. Cambérabéro-0-30, 67min-try France XV, Rodoriguez; conv. Cambérabéro (mised)-0-34, 71min-try France XV, Lafond; conv. Cambérabéro-0-40, 74min-try France XV, Detrez; conv. Cambérabéro-0-46, 83min-try France XV, Dubroca; conv. Cambérabéro (missed)-0-50.