Dateline: 25th January, 2015

The first game for the Tokyo Gaijin RFC in 2015 was an annual fixture against Kawagoe Fighters at Kawagoe stadium up in woop-woop Saitama. The winter weather was mild compared to the cold windy day of the fixture last year. The Gaijin had assembled a squad of 22 players, but were missing some experienced players. In their place were 4 debutants, Michael Austin, Javi Menra, Kohei Suzuki and Keita Kobayashi. The trusty Yu Naito, captain of Zenkai Beers RFC, also answered the call for a prop and Glen Amos was having his first game of 15's with the club after debuting in 7's lst year.

Two 19 years olds were to be stars of the show for the Gaijin with Inigo Carro and Apisai Bati Junior stealing the limelight from their older team-mates (and lowering the average age quite a bit with three 40 year-olds in the squad). The Gaijin always looked in control, though there defense was sloppy at times, and they ended up comfortable 38 v 21 winners.

               

                                                      Good start to the year for the Tokyo gaijin RFC.

Read more: Gaijin KO Fighters

Dateline: December 13th, 2014

The No.1 annual event on the rugby calendar  - the Tokyo Gaijin RFC Christmas Party and Awards night - was held at The Sapporo Beer Station in Ebisu Garden Place on Saturday, 13th December. Seventy guests made up of players, their wives and friends, gathered to enjoy the camaraderie (and tall tales) and see who would be honoured for their services to the team. The event was emceed by team Captain Lachlan Ainley & Liam Ramshaw.

The big winner of the night was Apisai Bati who took out the Most Valuable Player for 2014 and the Top Tryscorer Awards.

                                                            

Read more: 2014 Christmas Party and Awards Night

Timeline: November 23rd, 2014

                                                  2015 Shuto League Champions - the Tokyo Gaijin RFC

The Tokyo Gaijin RFC gathered at Tatsumi Ground for their last Shuto League game for 2014 having already clinched the title. There was still a lot to play for as a win would mean that had gone through the season undefeated. Their opposition, All JIn Jan RFC on the other hand, wanted a win, or at least a bonus point for 4 tries, to stave off relegation to the second division.

The Gaijin did get the victory they wanted but not without some scares along the way. All Jin Jan ended up getting their bonus point which keeps them in the top division and scored more points against the TGRFC than any other opponent in this years competition.

Read more: Gaijin win Shuto League undefeated

Congratulations to TGRFC 7s A Team who made the final of the Edogawa 7's competition yesterday! After the lads dominated the previous games, smashing Donkeys and Supermen, Team PSI proved too strong on the day wining the final 43-7.

Read more: TGRFC make Edogawa 7's Finals

The Tokyo Gaijin RFC turned up at the beautiful Inagi Stadium to do battle with Kichioji Wild Turkeys on a beautiful Autumn day.  Their main aim was to continue their unbeaten run in the 2014 Shuto League. The Wild Turkeys had beaten another tough team in the league in the Tokyo Crusaders, last year's champions, so the Gaijin knew that they would be no pushover. The Gaijin got the victory they were looking for with an 8 tries to 3 romp coming home winners to the tune of 48 v 19.

Read more: Round 5 - Gaijin beat Wild Turkeys

Timeline: October 26th, 2014

In a tough, gritty match at Yanokuchi Field the Tokyo Gaijin RFC prevailed over the Tokyo Crusaders to continue their winning run in the Shuto League. The close 13 v 10 result means that they remain undefeated so far in this campaign after four rounds. It did not come without cost though as 3 players came off the field injured and two went straight off to hospital. Angus Brown got four stitches just above his eye after a head clash with his own player, Guillermo Alonso, who was also sporting a blood red-tinged headband at the end of the match. Apisa Bati was also replaced midway through the second half with a rather nasty thumb injury which also required stitches.

Read more: Gaijin continue Crusade in Shuto League Round 4

Timeline: October 19th, 2014

On a perfect sunny day for rugby out at Yanokuchi Field the Tokyo Gaijin RFC unceremoniously whipped Olivers RFC to the tune of 67 v 7 in the third round of the 2014 Shuto League to stay undefeated in the league.The win was very special for the Gaijin as they hadn't beaten Olivers for two years and lost the Shuto League last year due to one loss and it was a  sizable loss to Olivers. Revenge is sweet!

Read more: Shuto League Round 3 - Olivers Spanked

Dateline: 28th September, 2014

The Gaijin went into their second round Shuto League game against Goddamns at Tatsumi Field missing a bit of 'grunt' up front with tight-five members John Simpson, Gorka Gerediaga and Tsunaki 'Don' Tanaka missing from the action. After  a bit of an early scare they managed to bring home the bacon with a 36 v 12 win to continue their winning start to the 2014 Shuto League.

Read more: Goddamns defeated in Round 2