• Crusaders needed their teeth cleaned

    Crusaders needed their teeth cleaned

    MATCH REPORTS September 18, 2018 no comments

    By: Brett Pentland-Smith Removing our braces With two 10’s tournaments kicking off our 2018-19 season, we thought it best that we have a friendly game of 15’s against an apt opponent – as discovered during the HUB 10’s just a […]

  • Hub 10’s not just for drinking…

    Hub 10’s not just for drinking…

    MATCH REPORTS September 2, 2018 no comments

    By. Thomas Cocks Pass the ball, drink a pint The annual HUB 10’s tournament is usually a great opportunity to dust off the cobwebs from the summer break and kick off the new season. This year it followed the Meat […]

  • The Sun Was Hotter Than The Grill!

    The Sun Was Hotter Than The Grill!

    MATCH REPORTS August 27, 2018 no comments

    38 degrees Celsius! By: Jon Lindsey …Or for the Americans 100 degrees Fahrenheit! In the midst of this gnarly, nasty heat four Rugby teams were competing for the prestigious Crusaders Cup (previously known as the Meat Cup). The lineup consisted […]

  • Son of a Beach!

    Son of a Beach!

    MATCH REPORTS August 1, 2018 no comments

    Son of a Beach! – Cru Go Home Early at Beach Rugby Entering the annual Beach Rugby tournament at Shonan Beach Park in Hiratsuka, a bunch of very game Tokyo Crusaders headed down early on Sunday morning – post typhoon […]

  • vs. Swift – Tokyo Cup 2018 Finale

    vs. Swift – Tokyo Cup 2018 Finale

    MATCH REPORTS July 3, 2018 no comments

    By Matt Sparrow It all seemed like history repeating itself. Last year we had turned up to the final table game against the Yellowbacks at the Rinkai ground with a team that consisted mainly of forwards – so much so […]

  • vs. Hong Kong Aberdeen

    vs. Hong Kong Aberdeen

    MATCH REPORTS May 17, 2018 1 comment

    Tokyo Crusaders vs Aberdeen Angels 12 May, 2018 There I was…in Rey’s car…Jerry riding shotgun Rey driving. We had confirmed that the time we were shooting for was incorrect and we were to arrive at the Tatsumi station at 1400…45 […]

  • Cru Keep Their Hopes Up for Div.I

    Cru Keep Their Hopes Up for Div.I

    MATCH REPORTS April 28, 2018 no comments

    Tokyo Crusaders Rugby Club managed to mark their first win in the 2nd round of the Tokyo cup against Shinjuku Jack by 58-14, keeping alive their promotion hopes after an unfortunate loss on game 1 due to injuries. Round 3 […]

  • Tokyo Cup Kicks Off!

    Tokyo Cup Kicks Off!

    MATCH REPORTS April 10, 2018 no comments

    Frank stood in Yoyogi Park, contemplating the world around him while sipping thoughtfully on a Strong Zero. The blooming pageant of sakura crowned the trees, and some vague anxiety nagged at his heart. Perhaps it was simply that curious energy […]

  • vs. Matsudo – Battle with Morning Kick Off

    vs. Matsudo – Battle with Morning Kick Off

    MATCH REPORTS March 30, 2018 no comments

    Annual friendly match against Matsudo Club. Same as few years ago, kick off time set to be very early as 9:30am in East Tokyo. Despite the fact it takes early wake-up as 5:30 for some players. The team managed to […]

  • vs. Setagaya – Friendly

    vs. Setagaya – Friendly

    MATCH REPORTS February 28, 2018 no comments

    Crusaders Crawl Past Setagaya On a dusty Saturday on the banks of the Tamagawa, Tokyo Crusaders Rugby Club set off on the annual fixture against our good friends from Setagaya RFC. With just the bare-bones squad on hand we were […]