1985 Ireland rugby union tour of Japan
Summary
P W D L
Total
05 05 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Japan
2 2 0 0
Tour chronology
Previous tourSouth Africa 1981
Next tourFrance 1988

The Ireland national rugby union team toured Japan in summer 1985, playing five matches, including two against the Japan national team. The IRFU did not award caps for these internationals. 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 .[1]

Matches

Scores and results list Ireland's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue
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

Touring party

Source:[2]

Backs

Forwards

See also

References

  1. ^ www.irishrugby.ie Archived 21 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Ireland XV tour 1985".