Last weekend the Tokyo Gaijin played in a friendly (exhibition style) invitational game against the All Japan Deaf Rugby team at the national team training facility in Tatsumi, Tokyo. The weather was fine and pitch conditions perfect for a game of fast running rugby. The day also included some activities for the kids and an after-match function in the club rooms.
Dateline: 4th October,2009. It was a surprising turnout of players for the Tokyo Gaijin RFC with about 30 players showing up considering that 7 regular members couldn't make it. The weather had been kind and we were up against the bottom of the table Baku & Clover Club but even with the great turnout, it didn't seem to help with the performance.
It seems, as per usual protocol, that the Tokyo Gaijin played against 16 men, if you include the referee. It was a hard fought and tense game that eventually went the way of the Gaijin thanks to Matt scoring all the points and kicking a last play penalty to win the game.
On the 6th of September the Tokyo Gaijin RFC (TGRFC) gathered in Akigase, near Nishi Urawa in Saitama for their first double-header in some time. A big squad of 34 guys answered the call to arms. First up was All Jin Jan, a strong team, and favorites to win the League. The Gaijin were keen for a measure of revenge as they had been demoted from Tokyo Cup 1st Division in the Spring season in a muddy 7v0 loss, while All Jin Jan had smashed Rocco East on the same day to gain promotion to 1st Division.