The Tatsumi ground is easily one of the better quality grounds, with facilities to match, that TGRFC have an opportunity to play on. On this occassion it was to be a chance for the TGRFC members who dont always get runs during the competition games to strut their stuff out on the lovely green grass. While the game would not go down as a classic, it was eerily similar to any B side you might listen to - some memorable tunes but not one you will replay over and over.
The Tokyo Gaijin RFC, typically slow starters to the season, gathered at Yanokuchi for their first game of the Shuto League against the Gentle Giants RFC. Despite having thrashed the Gentle Giants in the same encounter last year, the Gaijin knew that on this day it would be a tougher challenge as the Giants had picked up some new players. The Gaijin were also hoping to get their campaign off to a good start after having been pipped for the Championship by All Jin Jan last year on For and Against.