2005 Ireland rugby union tour of Japan

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2005 Ireland tour in Japan
Manager: Niall O'Donovan
Tour captain(s): David Humphreys
Type P W D L
Total: 2 2 0 0
Test match: 2 2 0 0
Opp. P W D L
 Japan 2 2 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

2005 Ireland rugby union tour of Japan. Eleven Ireland players, including their captain Brian O'Driscoll, plus their coach Eddie O'Sullivan were included in the British and Irish Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand. As a result the Ireland squad for this tour featured nine previously uncapped players and an interim coach.

This matches were the second important appointment for Japanese team, after the tour of South America in April.

Matches[edit]

12 June 2005
Japan  12–44  Ireland
Try: Morita 4
Try: Best, Bowe
Maggs, Sheahan
Con: Humphreys, Staunton 2
Pen: Humphreys 2, Staunton 4
Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Nigel Owens Wales

Japan: 15.Goshi Tachikawa, 14.Daisuke Ohata Temporarily suspended, 13.Reuben Parkinson, 12.Yukio Motoki, 11.Hiroki Mizuno, 10.Kyohei Morita, 9.Wataru Murata, 8.Takuro Miuchi (capt.), 7.Ryota Asano Inose, 6.Hare Makiri, 5.Jamie Washington, 4.Takanori Kumagae, 3.Ryo Yamamura, 2.Ken Tsukagoshi, 1.Hiroshi Takahashi, – replacements: 17.Kenji Kasai, 18.Shigeyasu Takagi, 19.Hitoshi Ono, 20.Shota Goto, 21.Tomoaki Nakai, 22.Teppei TomiokaNo entry : 16.Masakazu Nakabayashi
Ireland: 15.Girvan Dempsey, 14.Tommy Bowe, 13.Gavin Duffy, 12.Kevin Maggs, 11.Anthony Horgan, 10.David Humphreys (capt.), 9.Peter Stringer, 8.Roger Wilson, 7.Johnny O'Connor, 6.Alan Quinlan, 5.Matt McCullough, 4.Leo Cullen, 3.Simon Best, 2.Frankie Sheahan, 1.Marcus Horan, – replacements: 16.Bernard Jackman, 17.Reggie Corrigan, 18.Trevor Hogan, 19.Eric Miller, 20.Kieran Campbell, 21.Jeremy Staunton, 22.David Quinlan


19 June 2005
Japan  18–47  Ireland
Try: Ohata 2
Con: Hirose
Pen: Hirose 2
Try: Dempsey, Duffy 2
Humphreys, Sheahan 2
Wallace
Con: Humphreys 6
Chichibu, Tokyo
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse Wales

Japan: 15.Goshi Tachikawa, 14.Daisuke Ohata, 13.Reuben Parkinson, 12.Yukio Motoki, 11.Hirotoki Onozawa, 10.Keiji Hirose, 9.Wataru Murata, 8.Takuro Miuchi, 7.Ryota Asano Inose, 6.Hare Makiri, 5.Takanori Kumagae, 4.Hajime Kiso, 3.Ryo Yamamura, 2.Masakazu Nakabayashi, 1.Shigeyasu Takagi Temporarily suspended, – replacements: 16.Ken Tsukagoshi, 17.Kenji Kasai, 18.Tomoaki Nakai, 19.Takeomi Ito, 20.Shota Goto, 21.Teppei Tomioka, 22.Ayumu Goromaru
Ireland: 15.Girvan Dempsey, 14.Tommy Bowe, 13.Gavin Duffy, 12.David Quinlan, 11.Anthony Horgan, 10.David Humphreys (capt.), 9.Peter Stringer, 8.Eric Miller, 7.David Wallace, 6.Denis Leamy, 5.Matt McCullough, 4.Leo Cullen, 3.Simon Best, 2.Frankie Sheahan, 1.Marcus Horan, – replacements: 16.Bernard Jackman, 17.Reggie Corrigan, 18.Trevor Hogan, 19.Alan Quinlan, 20.Kieran Campbell, 21.Jeremy Staunton, 22.Kieran Lewis


Touring party[edit]

Backs[edit]

(*) = international test debuts

Forwards[edit]

(*) = international test debuts

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References[edit]