• Short Summary

    THE YAWATA RUGBY TEAM FROM JAPAN RECENTLY BEGAN AN AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN PERTH. THE TEAM?

  • Description

    THE YAWATA RUGBY TEAM FROM JAPAN RECENTLY BEGAN AN AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN PERTH. THE TEAM MEMBERS RELAX AND GET TO KNOW SOME AUSTRALIANS BEFORE THEIR FIRST MATCH.

    AT THE HOTEL, OTHER TEAM MEMBERS PREPARE LUNCH - JAPANESE STYLE. IT IS RICE - EITHER SERVED WITH CHICKEN OR CURRY WITH NODDLES. THE TEAM CAPTAIN, KUNIO MIYAI IS THE FASTEST MAN IN THE TEAM AND IS A MEMBER OF THE ALL JAPAN RUGBY SIDE. THE TEAM WON'T BE TRYING OUT ANY NEW AUSTRALIAN DISHES - TO AVOID DIET UPSETS DURING THEIR TOUR - THEY'LL EAT RICE THREE TIMES A DAY.

    CHANCELLOR IN FOOTBALL GEAR THE TEAM LATER MET THE WEST AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR HEALTH BEFORE THEIR FIRST AUSTRALIAN GAME AGAINST WESTERN AUSTRALIA, PREDOMINANTLY AN AUSTRALIAN RULES STATE.

    THE STATE FORWARDS WERE OUTCLASSED BY THE SPEED AND ALL ROUND ABILITY OF YAWATA'S PACK EVEN THOUGH THE JAPANESE FORWARDS WERE LIGHTER. AFTER LEAVING PERTH YAWATA WAS TO PLAY IN ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, CANBERRA, SYDNEY AND BRISBANE, AS WELL AS NEW ZEALAND. IT WAS THE WINNING SIDE.

    YAWATA FAILED TO CONVERT THIS TRY BUT THE TEAM WENT ON TO BEAT WESTERN AUSTRALIA, TWENTY POINTS TO TWELVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7TL0DCN8ZJXWR5VAX7KVITNTV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TL0DCN8ZJXWR5VAX7KVITNTV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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