February 9, 2013

AGM – Richard O’Shea new captain for 2013

Minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Tokyo gaijin RFC

Date: 3rd February, 2013

Location: Oxtongue Ookini Bar & Restaurant (run by ex-Tentomushi player Kubo-san)

Chair: Blake Walker

Minutes: Joffa Harris


January 28, 2013

Pavesic puts Croatia on Rugby map

Dateline: January 27th, 2013

In a strong second half fightback the Tokyo Gaijin RFC beat Kurumi RFC 35 v 20 courtesy of 4 tries to Nikolai Pavesic. The Croatian forward had a storming game and was a standout for the Man of the Match award in a game where the Gaijin had to fight back from a 20 v 10 deficit.

January 21, 2013

Excellent first half gets Gaijin first up win for 2013

Dateline: 20th January, 2013

After almost two months with no rugby the members of the Tokyo Gaijin RFC must have been champing at the bit to get back into some rugby if the size of the squad assembled for the first fixture of 2013 was anything to go by. A squad of 29 players made their way out to Kawagoe on a chilly, windy Sunday to play against the Kawagoe Fighters in a 'Friendly' match. A big first half from the Tokyo Gaijin RFC was too much to overcome for the Kawagoe Fighters despite a strong second half fight-back. Joint top tryscorer for 2012, Sam Deroeck, got his year off to a good start scoring a hatrick in the first half.

January 21, 2013

Shinichiro Nakayama gets MVP second year in a row

Dateline: December 15th, 2012

Vice-captain Shinichiro Nakayama became the first Tokyo Gaijin player to win the annual Most Valuable Player award twice when the 2011 MVP also picked up the 2012 award at the Tokyo Gaijin Christmas Party and Awards night. Shin was voted MVP by his team mates after another impressive year at blind-side flanker. Prop John Herger came second in the voting and picked up the Runnner Up Award. Read on for further awards given out on an excellent night at the Ebisu Beer Station.