Test Match Report 1930-2019
日本語 Photo Journal
29 May 2005 at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
●Japan 10-15 Canada○
Lost the 2nd championship, but defended persistently and showed some guts
Japan lost a close game by 10-15. They scored one try while conceding two to Canada. Japan is about 30 points behind the top countries in the world. Although Canada was an opponent they should have won to, I would like to applaud Japan's defence, which conceded only two tries, as well as the fact that the point differential was only five in this close match. We must go step by step with reinforcement of the team. As captain Miuchi regretfully said after the match, “we wanted to play a more neck-and-neck game”, Japan scored the try too late. It happened in the extra time of the second half, but as the game ended there, the try did not affect the result. Canada, with mauls by their large forwards as the core of their play, tried to break Japan's defence but it was solid and withstood the attacks. Coach Hagimoto regretted that his men “could not take advantage of the open space”. Failing to score a try at an early stage had a lasting impact to the end.
29/05/2005, Toshiba Super Cup 2005, Final
Japan 10 Canada 15
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo
Referee: Graeme Bullen (U.S.A.)
Touch Judges: 1st Shinsuke Shimoi (Japan), 2nd Masahiro Sakuraoka (Japan), 3rd Taizo Hirabayashi (Japan)
JAPAN: 15 Ayumu Goromaru (22 Goshi Tachikawa 59), 14 Hiroki Mizuno, 13 Daisuke Ohata, 12 Yukio Motoki, 11 Hirotoki Onozawa (21 Katoni Otukolo 79), 10 Kyohei Morita, 9 Takashi Tsuji (20 Shota Goto 67), 8 Takuro Miuchi (capt), 7 Yasunori Watanabe (19 Takeomi Ito 64), 6 Ryota Asano, 5 Jamie Washinton (18 Tomoaki Nakai temp-bs 28-29), 4 Takanori Kumagae, 3 Ryo Yamamura (17 Kenji Kasai 69), 2 Ken Tsukagoshi, 1 Hiroshi Takahashi.
Reserve: 16 Masakazu Nakabayashi.
Try: Otukolo; Conversion: Morita; Drop Goal: Morita.
CANADA: 15 Derek Daypuk, 14 Quentin Fyffe, 13 Matt King, 12 Dean van Camp, 11 Brodie Henderson, 10 Ryan Smith, 9 Matt Weingart, 8 Stan McKeen, 7 Mark Lowson (capt) (19 Aaron Carpenter 46), 6 Mike Webb (20 Kevin Parfrey temp-bs 15-24 and 78), 5 Oliver Atkinson (18 Sean O'Leary 55), 4 Luke Tait, 3 Forest Gainer (17 Garth Cooke 29), 2 Aron Abrams, 1 Dan Pletch (16 Kevin Tkachuk 29).
Reserves: 21 Pat Fletch, 22 Ed Fairhurst.
Tries: Henderson, van Camp; Conversion: Daypuk; Penalty Goal: Daypuk.
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 8min-pen Japan, Morita (missed), 13min-pen Canada, Daypuk (missed), 19min-drop goal Japan, Morita-3-0, 23min-pen Japan, Goromaru (missed), 40+2min-pen Japan, Goromaru (missed), Half-time, 49min-pen Canada, Daypuk (missed), 52min-pen Canada, Daypuk-3-3, 56min-pen Canada, Daypuk (missed), 58min-try Canada, Henderson; conv. Daypuk-3-10, 60min-drop goal Japan, Morita (missed), 77min-try Canada, van Camp; conv. Daypuk (missed)-3-15, 82min-try Japan, Otukolo; conv. Morita-10-15.