The Japan Rugby Football Union (Chairman: Masato Tsuchida, Minato-ku, Tokyo) has decided that the Japan Men’s National Team will play against the New Zealand National Team on October 29 as follows. .
This will be the 7th match between the Japan Men’s National Team and the New Zealand National Team since 2018.
This match will be capped. In addition, with the support of Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. as the title sponsor, it will be held as “Lipovitan D Challenge Cup 2022”.
Kick-off time, ticket information, TV broadcast schedule, etc. will be announced as soon as they are decided.
Tournament name: “Lipovitan D Challenge Cup 2022” Japan vs. New Zealand
■Schedule: October 29, 2022 (Sat)
■Venue: National Stadium (Tokyo)
Jamie Joseph Japan National Team Head Coach Comment
“I am very much looking forward to welcoming the All Blacks to Tokyo and playing in front of the Japanese fans. Domestically, we will be in New Zealand, and in Europe, we will be in England and France, both at the World Cup next year. I’m very excited to be facing three teams who are aiming to win the championship in 2018. This level of competition is what we need to strengthen our team for next year’s World Cup.
In the previous match against New Zealand in 2018, we scored 5 tries, but we were attacked by mistakes and frustrated with our open play offense, and we gave up 10 tries by full time. We are a better team than we were before and we want to be in our best form this fall and take the win away from the All Blacks.”
Comment from Mark Robinson, CEO of NZR (New Zealand Rugby)
“Japan’s rugby has grown in popularity in recent years, which is reflected in the performance of the Japanese national team, so the All Blacks will be looking forward to a tough test match in Tokyo.” , we look forward to further deepening our relationship with Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., the top partner of the Japan National Rugby Team. It’s definitely going to be a great opportunity to watch the game.”
＜Past Match Results (Test Match)＞
[Japan National Team vs. New Zealand National Team]
October 25, 1987 0 ‐ 74 Osaka
November 1, 1987 4-106 Tokyo
June 4, 1995 17-145 Bloemfontein (RWC1995)
September 16, 2011 7-83 Hamilton (RWC2011)
November 2, 2013 6-54 Tokyo
November 3, 2018 31-69 Tokyo
Saturday, October 29, 2022 Japan National Team vs New Zealand National Team (Tokyo)
Saturday, November 12, 2022 Japan National Team vs England National Team (London)
Sunday, November 20, 2022 Japan National Team vs France National Team (Toulouse)