March 4, 2013

Back on the mountain – Gaijin top Fuji

Dateline: March 3rd, 2013

After a poor result in their last game, failing to even get to base camp of the mountain that was Komaba WMM, the Tokyo Gaijin RFC gathered at Yanokuchi with redemption on their mind. A big squad of 28 players was keen to show that their last loss, a big one, had been an anomoly. Fuji Club was to be the fodder for a team keen to make amends. Within the Gaijin squad were three debutantes in English lock Andy Tinall, Japanese hooker Takamitsu Sakai, and American Ian Munkacsy playing in his first game of rugby. The Gaijin were also very pleased to have Kiwi dynamo Matt Downer back after a year away from rugby.

February 20, 2013

Unceremoniously Flogged!

Date: 17th February, 2013

Komaba Watermelon Men unceremoniously dispatched a weak Tokyo Gaijin effort to progress to the next round of the Champions League. The unusually weak, disinterested and unmotivated effort was due in part to the team self-belief and part game approach.  However recognition of the very slick and well-drilled effort that the WMM  men put together must not be ignored.  Their complete domination of The TGRFC meant the 94 - 0 scoreline was now the biggest defeat that the TGRFC had ever suffered.

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.