Dateline: March 22nd, 2015

The Champion's League, also known as the Cup Winners Cup, is a competition between the winners of all the amateur Leagues in Tokyo. The Tokyo Gaijin RFC had done marvelously well to make it to the Champion's League Final beating Mandara RFC along the way. They were up against Blackeyes RFC in the final in what was to be a tough and uncompromising game to decide the best amateur team in Tokyo.

Read more: Defeat In Champions League FInal

Dateline: March 21st-22nd, 2015

The Tokyo Gaijin RFC has been attending the Manila 10's for 10 years now and it is a much anticipated event on the Tokyo Gaijin calendar. Preparations start many months in advance and Tomohiro Setoguchi must be heartily thnaked for all the hard work that he put into the event. There were the usual pull outs in the weeks before-hand, frustrating his efforts, but 6 players from outside Tokyo helped the team put together a healthy squad of 15 players.

Read more: Manila 10's 2015

Dateline: 15th March, 2015

The Tokyo Gaijin RFC were schooled by a much superior Supermen RFC in a 'friendly' match out at Inagi Sports Ground. The Gaijin were missing regular Captain Apisai Bati, vice captain Eamonn Murphy and a host of other players as they took an opportunity to get game time for new players and 'green' players against a full strength Supermen RFC. It was always going to be tough for the Gaijin with such a 'nuts and bolts' team against one of Tokyo's top amateur teams. Supermen had been knocked out of the Champions League by Mandara, who the Gaijin beat last week, so they were keen to get back some lost pride and came out very strongly.

Read more: Schooled

Dateline: 8th March, 2015

With all guns firing! That's how the Tokyo Gaijin RFC knew Mandara (not Mandela but said the same way) would come out in their first Champion's Cup game (aka. Cup Winners Cup). And that's exactly what they did. The Gaijin, putting in a great defensive effort and riding on the individual brilliance of 18 year old Apisai Bati Junior, got home to take the match 19 v 10.

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Timeline: March 1, 2015

The Tokyo Gaijin RFC gathered at Asaka Ground out at Musashi University to play a 'friendly' match against the University in order to get in a good preparation for the upcoming Champion's Cup (aka. The Cup Winners Cup). They were playing a young, fit ,fast and well-drilled University team which would be a good rehearsal for the approaching Cup.

Read more: Too young, too fit, too fast...and well-drilled.

Timeline: February 8th, 2015

Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting for Tokyo Gaijin RFC

Read more: AGM - captain for 2015 - Apisai Bati

Dateline: 25th January, 2015

The first game for the Tokyo Gaijin RFC in 2015 was an annual fixture against Kawagoe Fighters at Kawagoe stadium up in woop-woop Saitama. The winter weather was mild compared to the cold windy day of the fixture last year. The Gaijin had assembled a squad of 22 players, but were missing some experienced players. In their place were 4 debutants, Michael Austin, Javi Menra, Kohei Suzuki and Keita Kobayashi. The trusty Yu Naito, captain of Zenkai Beers RFC, also answered the call for a prop and Glen Amos was having his first game of 15's with the club after debuting in 7's lst year.

Two 19 years olds were to be stars of the show for the Gaijin with Inigo Carro and Apisai Bati Junior stealing the limelight from their older team-mates (and lowering the average age quite a bit with three 40 year-olds in the squad). The Gaijin always looked in control, though there defense was sloppy at times, and they ended up comfortable 38 v 21 winners.


                                                      Good start to the year for the Tokyo gaijin RFC.

Read more: Gaijin KO Fighters

Dateline: December 13th, 2014

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.


Read more: 2014 Christmas Party and Awards Night