The No.1 annual event on the rugby calendar - the Tokyo Gaijin RFC Christmas Party and Awards night - was held at The Sapporo Beer Station in Ebisu Garden Place on Saturday, 13th December. Seventy guests made up of players, their wives and friends, gathered to enjoy the camaraderie (and tall tales) and see who would be honoured for their services to the team. The event was emceed by team Captain Lachlan Ainley & Liam Ramshaw.
The big winner of the night was Apisai Bati who took out the Most Valuable Player for 2014 and the Top Tryscorer Awards.
2015 Shuto League Champions - the Tokyo Gaijin RFC
The Tokyo Gaijin RFC gathered at Tatsumi Ground for their last Shuto League game for 2014 having already clinched the title. There was still a lot to play for as a win would mean that had gone through the season undefeated. Their opposition, All JIn Jan RFC on the other hand, wanted a win, or at least a bonus point for 4 tries, to stave off relegation to the second division.
The Gaijin did get the victory they wanted but not without some scares along the way. All Jin Jan ended up getting their bonus point which keeps them in the top division and scored more points against the TGRFC than any other opponent in this years competition.
Congratulations to TGRFC 7s A Team who made the final of the Edogawa 7's competition yesterday! After the lads dominated the previous games, smashing Donkeys and Supermen, Team PSI proved too strong on the day wining the final 43-7.
The Tokyo Gaijin RFC turned up at the beautiful Inagi Stadium to do battle with Kichioji Wild Turkeys on a beautiful Autumn day. Their main aim was to continue their unbeaten run in the 2014 Shuto League. The Wild Turkeys had beaten another tough team in the league in the Tokyo Crusaders, last year's champions, so the Gaijin knew that they would be no pushover. The Gaijin got the victory they were looking for with an 8 tries to 3 romp coming home winners to the tune of 48 v 19.