1974 Japan rugby union tour of New Zealand

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1974 Japan tour in New Zealand
Type P W D L
Total: 10 5 1 4
Test match: 3[1] 1 0 2
Opp. P W D L
New Zealand NZ Universities 2 1 0 1
New Zealand Junior All Blacks 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1974 Japan rugby union tour of New Zealand was a series of 10 matches played in April and May 1974 in New Zealand by the Japan national rugby union team. It was the first visit of a Japanese team in New Zealand. They did not play against the All Blacks, but two matches against the New Zealand Universities team and the Junior All Blacks, which was at that time an Under-23 selection. These three matches were recognized as test matches by the Japanese Rugby Union team.

Results[edit]

25 April 1974
Counties Manukau 23 - 42 Japan XV

28 April 1974
Auckland Waikato Univ. Combined 6 - 43 Japan XV

1 May 1974
Taranaki 15 - 19 Japan XV
4 May 1974
Poverty Bay 13 - 13 Japan XV

7 May 1974
Canterbury Uni / Lincoln College 70 - 23 Japan XV

9 May 1974
South Canterbury 18 - 23 Japan XV

12 May 1974
New Zealand Universities 40 - 31  Japan

15 May 1974
Southland 39 - 20 Japan XV

19 May 1974
Junior All Blacks 55 - 31  Japan

26 May 1974
New Zealand Universities 21 - 24  Japan

References[edit]

*"rugby in japan newsletter vol. 9 number 44" (.). November 2011. 

Note[edit]

  1. ^ Official test only for Japanese Rugby Football Union