A 7:00 o'clock meeting time on a cold, windy morning was not conducive to getting the Tokyo Gaijin RFC players into rugby mode. It was their responsibility to set up the field for a 10:00 am kickoff against All JIn Jan RFC. By the time 10:00am rolled in the team was keen to get out on the field and get warm. Thanks to scrum power and the dynamic Fijian duo of Mosese Rarasea and Sovita Tai they were able to come away with a 24 v 5 victory.
The Tokyo Gaijin RFC played their first game of 2014 on a freezing Sunday afternoon in Kawagoe, Saitama. Despite the strong gale which reduced the temperature markedly and a rather rusty performance, the team was able to start the year with a narrow 35 v 30 win.
The Tokyo Gaijin Christmas Party and Annual Awards Night was held at the New Tokyo Beer Hall in Yurakucho on Saturday, 14th December. MC's Liam Ramshaw and Lachlan Ainley did a good job of keeping the audience, all in the Christmas spirit with santa claus hats and other Christmas regalia, entertained as the food and alcohol flowed. Please read on for a list of all the Award winners.