It was always going to be the match of the competition for the Tokyo Gaijin RFC. Superman had not had a hard match in several years of competition as they made their way back to the higher divisions after indiscretions several years earlier. The final scoreline of 48 - 10 flattered Superman, but at the end of the day their bodies told the story of a team that knew they had been challenged.
After 6 years of trying, the Tokyo Gaijin finally won some silverware at the Manila 10`s. The team won the finals of the Bowl Division 19 v 5 after winning all the 5 lead-up matches. The Tokyo Gaijin RFC's name now goes on a big perpetual Cup and the team received a trophy - a running Carabao (Water buffalo) with a rugby ball under his arm - as well as medals for each player. They also won bragging rights and before leaving Manila the next day the legend had already grown and players were boasting of their heroics and had a little extra swagger to their step. Free drinks were even provided at a few bars in town as the news filtered back before our arrival.