April 29 1997

1997 NZ Universities side defeats Japan A.

New Zealand Universities finished the business end of the 1997 tour to Japan and Thailand with a 39 – 24 win over Japan in their 2nd meeting. This gave the Universities a perfect record, five games all won. There was one game still to play, against Thailand Universities, and that proved a walkover.


Paul Steinmetz - played all six tour games.

Tour Results:

 April 17                      v West Japan Universities at Osaka. Won 85 – 19.

20                        v Japan A at Osaka. Won 41 – 17.

23                        v East Japan Universities at Tokyo. Won 65 – 22.

26                        v Japan Under 23 at Tokyo. Won 61 – 31.

29                        v Japan A at Tokyo. Won 39 – 24.

May   2                       v Thailand Universities at Bangkok. Won 117 – 6.

The tour party.