The Tokyo Gaijin gathered out at Shin Shibamata Rugby Ground (a.k.a Edogawa No.3) to play Doronco RFC in a 'friendly' game and to seek atonement for the shellacking they received the week before at the hands of the All France Rugby Club. Two new members in Stephen Dods and Alan Haines, both in their mid 40's were to increase the average age of the club quite markedly.
“The Voice of Rugby” (Bill McLaren) might have sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago, but the Tokyo Gaijin have a few voices of rugby of their own... and as usual they were very active on Sunday the 31st of January, 2010, as they met NSC Ruggers. This was a team with which the Gaijin have had a bitter history. 20th of May 2007 (the last time the two teams met) is a day that will live in infamy, and saw the NSC Ruggers knock the TGRFC out of the Tokyo Cup in what was a well fought but disappointing game, 25 points to 21. On a better surface and more favourable conditions, the TGRFC met again with the NSC Ruggers in a friendly at the Hino Sports Grounds.