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.
In a tough, gritty match at Yanokuchi Field the Tokyo Gaijin RFC prevailed over the Tokyo Crusaders to continue their winning run in the Shuto League. The close 13 v 10 result means that they remain undefeated so far in this campaign after four rounds. It did not come without cost though as 3 players came off the field injured and two went straight off to hospital. Angus Brown got four stitches just above his eye after a head clash with his own player, Guillermo Alonso, who was also sporting a blood red-tinged headband at the end of the match. Apisa Bati was also replaced midway through the second half with a rather nasty thumb injury which also required stitches.