Tokyo Gaijin RFC vs. Ryutsu Keizai Daigaku, Sunday June 12, 2005
The Tokyo Gaijin traveled out to the scenic locale of Ibaraki-ken for some free beer and a chance to watch the lovely cheerleaders that would be on display at the RyutsuKeizaiUniversity rugby festival. Little did the Gaijin know that there was a slight catch in that we actually had to play a rugby match before all of this could be enjoyed!
After getting a whole of ten players actually anywhere near the ground within a reasonable space of time before kick-off in which to warm, hasty plans were put into action to secure the services of some ring-ins, who elected to remain nameless for privacy reasons. After some hasty changing (class) room shenanigans where Heats Devlin expressed one of his fantasies, the Gaijin, finally with something resembling a squad of 15 made their way down to the pitch for the game against Ryutsu Keizai University ?C? grade.
Another year, another final, another disappointment.
Despite a sterling first-half effort into the wind against the overwhelming favourites - in two years and eight matches of Tokyo Cup rugby, Komaba WMM had not failed to post 50 points in a game - Tokyo Gaijin eventually succumbed to some elusive running and, perhaps, a degree of over-confidence that resulted from the monumental first 40.