July 26, 2010

2010 Shuto League 10`s Champions

Dateline: 4th July, 2010

The Tokyo Gaijin Southern Hemisphere All Stars have won the Shuto League 10's competition, after winning a nail-biting final 5 v 0 against All Jin Jan with a 'Golden Try' in the second period of extra time. The try was scored by Aaron Nutsford in a see-sawing encounter at the Shin Urayasu Rugby Ground. Nutsford was immediately mobbed by his team-mates and the onlooking Northern Hemisphere All Stars.

July 14, 2010

TGRFC earns promotion to Tokyo Cup 1st Division

Dateline: 27th June, 2010


The final match of the 2010 Tokyo Cup, presented the Tokyo Gaijin with a chance to return to the 1st division for next year's campaign. Pitted against Dasewa on an overcast late June day, we all knew that a much more cohesive team effort would be needed following our "mediocre" win over All France the previous week.

July 13, 2010

où est la plage ?

Sunday the 20th of June was judgment day for the Gaijin as they came up against an All France team that had clobbered them embarrassingly earlier in the season.
After the 25 minute trek from Toda Koen Station to the ground, we all could have been forgiven for wanting a bit of a breather, especially given the energy sapping humidity that hung in the air (the beach would certainly have been a more comfortable option). The ground was a mixed bag, underwater in some places due to recent heavy rain, sandy like la plage in certain areas, and hard and fast in others but overall, better than some of the pitches we have to deal with around Tokyo.
July 5, 2010

2010 Shuto League 10’s Champions

Victory went to the Southern Hemisphere Gaijin Team after a hard-fought victory in a double extra overtime final over the very slick All Jin Jan team.  […]