The 1973 Japan rugby union tour of England, Wales and France was a series of eleven matches played by the Japan national rugby union team in Wales, England and France in September and October 1973. The Japanese team won only of two of their matches and lost the other nine. Neither Wales nor France awarded full international caps for their games against Japan.
|1973 Japan rugby union tour of Wales, England and France|
- Scores and results list Japan's points tally first.
|East Glamorgan||11||23||September 22||Graig Park, Penygraig|
|Monmouthshire||16||26||September 26||Pontypool Park, Pontypool|
|West Glamorgan||6||19||September 29||The Gnoll, Neath|
|Western Counties (Wales)||12||9||October 2||Stradey Park, Llanelli|
|Wales XV||14||62||October 6||Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff|
|Midland Counties (England)||6||10||October 9||Welford Road, Leicester|
|England Under-23||23||19||October 13||Twickenham, London|
|French Regional XV||19||51||October 17||Avignon|
|French Regional XV||18||29||October 21||Perpignan|
|French Regional XV||19||8||October 24||Brive|
In popular cultureEdit
The good-natured and friendly mood of the tour was captured by Max Boyce in the song "Asso Asso Yogoshi" on the album Live at Treorchy.