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History of rugby union matches between Ireland and Japan

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Ireland and Japan first played each other at rugby union in 1991 with Ireland emerging victorious, 32-16 at their home ground, Lansdowne Road, in Dublin. In total they have played each other ten times, 5 in Japan, 4 in Ireland, and once at a neutral venue, with Ireland winning 9 and Japan 1. They have met 3 times at Rugby World Cups, 1991, 1995 and 2019 with Japan recording their only win over Ireland in the 2019 edition. [1]


Summary[edit]

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Overview[edit]

Details Played Won by
 Ireland
Won by
File:Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Drawn Ireland points Japan
points
In Ireland 4 4 0 0 209 61
In Japan 5 4 1 0 188 84
Neutral venue 1 1 0 0 50 28
Overall 10 9 1 0 447 173

Records[edit]

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record Ireland Japan
Longest winning streak 7 (9 October 1991–28 September 2019) 1 (28 September 2019-3 July 2021)
Largest points for
Home 78 (11 November 2000) 22 (17 June 2017)
Away 50 (17 June 2017) 28 (31 May 1995)
Largest winning margin
Home 69 (11 November 2000) 7 (28 September 2019)
Away 32 (12 June 2005) N/A


Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Reference
1 9 October 1991 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 32 – 16  Ireland [2]
2 31 May 1995 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa 50 – 28  Ireland [3]
3 11 November 2000 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 78 – 9  Ireland [4]
4 12 June 2005 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan 12 – 44  Ireland [5]
5 18 June 2005 Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo, Japan 18 – 47  Ireland [6]
6 17 June 2017 Shizuoka Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan 22 – 50  Ireland [7]
7 24 June 2017 Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, Japan 13 – 35  Ireland [8]
8 28 September 2019 Shizuoka Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan 19 – 12 File:Flag of Japan.svg Japan [9]
9 3 July 2021 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 39 – 31  Ireland [10]
10 6 November 2021 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 60 – 5  Ireland [11]

References[edit]


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