July 23, 2016

Gaijin whip Girls

Dateline: June 12th, 2016

No, the Tokyo Gaijin RFC  players were not playing out some bizarre fantasy in the bowels of Kabukicho or Roppongi! Nor was this some sadistic pre-game ritual. Girls RFC is another name in a long list of wierd and wierder rugby team names here in Japan.

This match was arranged in the middle of the Tokyo Cup season to give game time to new boys and guys who are still learning the game and regularly "ride the pine". The Tokyo Cup 1st Division is no place to blood new talent or let newbies gain experience. So the Gaijin started this game with what was essentially a 'B' team - rookies, old farts, newbies & a bunch of experienced guys waiting on the bench.

July 14, 2016

Dasewa fall – but a very close call!

Dateline 29th May 2016
At the familiar Tokyo Cup backdrop of Edogawa’s Rinkai Kyugijo ground Tokyo Gaijin RFC managed to see off Dasewa RFC in a high scoring game that looked at times like a close call for the Gaijin.
The match can reasonably be described as a scrappy affair.  However there were plenty of tries and a deal of excitement as the fortunes of both teams rose and fell with the twists of the match.
May 11, 2016

Olivers Twist in the Gaijin Fist

Dateline 10th April 2016
Misato Sankei Sports Area proved a fine venue for an eleven try thrashing of Olivers RFC by a fully pumped if injury depleted Gaijin squad in their opening game of this year’s Tokyo Cup.
April 28, 2016

WE DID IT – Gaijin take Cup Winners’ Cup!

Dateline: 20th March 2016
Tokyo Gaijin RFC won this year's Cup Winners Cup after a tight, physical and high scoring final in which both teams would emerge with substantial credit: the Gaijin for keeping a points lead throughout the match, and Tokyo Mandala for chasing it down until the tense final seconds.