Japan v Italy: Head-to-head Encounters
Japan and Italy have met on 6 occasions dating back to 1976. Italy have won five tests and Japan one test.
The highest scoring win for Japan was 26-23 in Tokyo in June 2014, while the biggest winning margin was 3 points in the same test. The longest winning sequence for Japan is one win in a row in 2014.
The highest scoring win for Italy was 52-6 in Tokyo in June 2006, while the biggest winning margin was 46 points in the same test. The longest winning sequence for Italy is five wins in a row between 1976 and 2011.
Three of the six tests were played in Japan, all at Chichibu in Tokyo while three tests were played at three different locations in Italy. Japan and Italy have not met at the Rugby World Cup finals.
Official test results for Japan against Italy
(Home – Away)
|7||09 Jun 2018||Japan xx – Italy xx||Oita Bank Dome||343|
|6||21 Jun 2014||Japan 26 – Italy 23||Chichibu, Tokyo||304||Won|
|5||13 Aug 2011||Italy 31 – Japan 24||Cesena||268||Lost|
|4||18 Aug 2007||Italy 36 – Japan 12||Val d’Aosta||226||Lost|
|3||11 Jun 2006||Japan 6 – Italy 52||Chichibu, Tokyo||213||Lost|
|2||04 Jul 2004||Japan 19 – Italy 32||Chichibu, Tokyo||196||Lost|
|1||21 Oct 1976||Italy 25 – Japan 3||Padua||55||Lost|