1985 Ireland rugby union tour of Japan
|1985 Ireland rugby union tour of Japan|
An Ireland national rugby union team travelled to Japan in 1985 to line out in two non-cap games. The Ciaran Fitzgerald-led side earned a 48–13 victory in the first clash in Osaka, with winger Trevor Ringland scoring three tries. In the second tie at Tokyo's Chichibu ground, Michael Kiernan scored two tries as the Irish came from being level-pegging at 12–12 at half-time, to leading 33–15 with a second half spurt by the final whistle .
- Scores and results list Ireland's points tally first.
|East Japan XV||42||15||19 May 1985||Morioka|
|Japan B||34||10||21 May 1985||Sendai|
|Japan||48||13||26 May 1985||Hanazono Field, Osaka|
|West Japan XV||44||13||29 May 1985||Nagoya|
|Japan||33||15||2 June 1985||Chichibunomiya Stadium, Tokyo|
- Manager: Des McKibbin
- Assistant Manager: Mick Doyle
- Medical Officer: J. Gallagher
- Captain: Ciaran Fitzgerald (St Mary's College)