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  • KICK FOR POINTS! NZ Ambassador’s Cup 2021

    KICK FOR POINTS! NZ Ambassador’s Cup 2021

    by the Escalator Puncher The New Zealand Ambassador’s Cup. Once the Shuto League’s most officious affair, this match had now become a simple showcase of the most efficient and ravenous players our competition has to offer. This year, the Crusaders […]

     
  • Victory! Crusaders vs. YCAC

    Victory! Crusaders vs. YCAC

    by Travis Dixon It has been a long wait with many close calls and bitter disappointments, but on Saturday the Tokyo Crusaders broke the draught and won the MacFadyen Cup. It’s always the toughest match on the calendar and playing […]

     
  • From The Ashes: Cru vs. Phoenix

    From The Ashes: Cru vs. Phoenix

    by Aaron Pokluda The circumstances felt oddly familiar as Cru assembled at Wakabadai Station. Leaves were falling, the breeze was crisp, and Frank was sporting his Crusader’s Sweater Vest: Fall was in full swing. The day was looking to be […]

     
  • Rain Run Away! Crusaders vs. All Jin Jan

    Rain Run Away! Crusaders vs. All Jin Jan

    by Brendan Gallagher Another season, another pivotal match vs All Jin Jan held at Komozawa Park, although this time under slightly different weather conditions. It was a cold, wet, and gloomy day but outside of the AJJ’s locker room, that’s […]

     
  • Pre-Season Training: A return to Edogawa!

    Pre-Season Training: A return to Edogawa!

    Last weekend, your Crusaders wondered down to Edogawa to get a training session in and adapt to World Rugby’s new laws. Here is some snippets of the action!

     
  • Le Crunch: Ducks Riverside League 9s

    Le Crunch: Ducks Riverside League 9s

    Saturday turned out to be a very interesting day, indeed. Ten of our illustrious members turned up at Misato-Chuo Station in the early hours for a few short games of “rugby” – that term is in quotes because it wasn’t […]

     
  • Edogawa 7’s: Rain Games!

    Edogawa 7’s: Rain Games!

    by Aaron Angelo On Sunday, the Crusaders convened at Kasai Rinkai Koen. The occasion? The Edogawa 7s Rugby tournament. After discovering we had a few no-shows, the Cru saddled up for an exciting day of 7s. The tournament draw was […]

     
  • Farewell Cocks: Crusaders vs. YCAC

    Farewell Cocks: Crusaders vs. YCAC

    by Benji Kunde Snap, crackle and pop went the weasel, we were in for a cracker of a game. A physical fixture between two competitive outfits. The game started off with some strong carries and big hits with both teams […]

     
  • Swift Punishment: Crusaders vs. Swift RFC

    Swift Punishment: Crusaders vs. Swift RFC

    by Aaron Angelo At the ass-crack of dawn, we once again found ourself in the concrete shell of Kannamachi Station. As many a commuter rushed to make their Sunday appointments, none took heed of the sweatshirt wearing behemoths gracing the […]

     
  • All In: Crusaders vs. All Jin Jan RFC

    All In: Crusaders vs. All Jin Jan RFC

    by Sean Gibson The 2020-2021 Cru season was off to flying start but we knew we had one major hurdle to overcome before we could feel optimistic about our chances at the Shuto League gold – our perennial bogeyman All […]