May 18, 2005

Kameari Get The Kizooch


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Is Dave Kelver the best rugby player in Japan right now? Of course not. That's just dumb. But he's pretty handy and it was due in large part to his sterling form and to the outstanding work of the tight five - and in particular, the front row of Mark 'Maple Leaf' Pearson, Yukio 'Samurai' Suyama, and Chris 'Pubescent' Lucas - that Tokyo Gaijin finds itself in its second final in successive years.


May 10, 2005

Newsletter, RiJ Vol.2 No.19

May 10, 2005

Rugby in Japan Newsletter

RiJ this week brings you Asian Qualification for RWC 07 starting with Japan 91 beating Hong Kong 3. A lopsided game for Rugby fans to have their first look at the CBs for 2005 on home soil, but nonetheless pleasing to be on the inflicting side rather than the receiving side for a change. RiJ also wraps-up the recent NZU tour to Japan. Enjoy the read.


  • RWC 07 Asian Qualification
  • Japan 91 d Hong Kong 3 
  • (Korea v Japan) 
  • NZU to Japan 2005: wrap-up
  • The Rumour Mill
  • On the Horizon


May 9, 2005

It’s All Gone Quiet Over ‘Ere

ImageTokyo Gaijin 10 (10) All Quiet Typhoons 24 (7)

Back to a Kizooch Field at Tobu-Dobutsu-Koen that had metamorphosed from last year's infectious-disease-transmitting swamp into a semi-arid dust-bowl, to play in a mini-tournament that supposedly aided in some way Japan's national deaf rugby side in their preparations for the upcoming World Cup in Wales.

April 26, 2005

Hit the Road, Shinjuku Jack

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The first half of this game offered neutrals the intriguing spectacle of perhaps the worst forty minutes of rugby played by any team anywhere in the universe, ever.  You really had to be there.  Unfortunately, among those on the sidelines, manager Joffa Harris can hardly be described as neutral.  Not a bunny, not happy.