Below is a tentative schedule of the events we will be hosting during the World Cup. Keep in mind this schedule may change somewhat but this is the basic outline.

 

September 20 (Friday)

Time: 18:00

World Cup Match: Opening Ceremony/Japan vs Russia

Venue: Fan Zone, Yurakucho (aka Tokyo Sports Square)

 

 

September 21 (Saturday)

Time: 13:30

World Cup Match: Australia vs Fiji

Venue: Hub Roppongi 1 Branch

 

Time: 16:00

World Cup Match: France vs Argentina

Venue: Hub Roppongi 1 Branch

 

Time: 18:30

World Cup Match: New Zealand vs South Africa

Venue: Mogambo

 

September 20-22 (Friday to Sunday) – Sapporo Tour, Yokohama Long Lunch

This weekend will consist of two events from which to choose.

One event is an informal tour up to Sapporo to watch Australia vs Fiji on Saturday and/or England vs Tonga on Sunday. No matches scheduled for us to play, just a trip with the lads.

For those who plan to be Tokyo/Yokohama based, we will be watching the games of the 21st in pubs as noted above; AND we will be holding a long lunch in Yokohama on the 22nd  from 12:00 noon before heading off to the stadium or pub to watch Ireland vs Scotland. We  may be handing out a few awards, and there will be an audio/video presentation running in the background for you to remember your years of playing in the club. Also the latest club stash will be available for purchase. All visitors and old boys, friends and family welcome to join. Cost will be JPY 6,000 for all you can eat/drink.

Time: 12:00 to 15:00

Venue: Pasela Resorts Yokohama

Click here to reserve your spot on the 22nd

 

For those who do not have tickets to the match in Yokohama, after the lunch we will reconvene in the Hub Yokohama Tsurayacho branch to watch the day’s matches as follows:

 

Time: 16:45

World Cup Match: Ireland vs Scotland

Venue: Hub, Yokohama Tsurayacho branch

 

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match: England vs Tonga

Venue: Hub, Yokohama Tsurayacho branch

 

September 23 (Monday)

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match: Wales vs Georgia.

Venue: Hub, Shinjuku Shiyakusho St. branch

 

 

September 24 (Tuesday)

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match: Russia vs Samoa

Venue: Hub, Shinjuku Shiyakusho St. branch

 

 

September 25 (Wednesday)

Time: 14:15

World Cup Match: Fiji vs Uruguay

Venue: Hub, Shinjuku Shiyakusho St. branch

 

 

September 28 (Saturday) – Shizuoka long lunch -CANCELLED

We had planned to hold a long lunch in Shizuoka before the Japan vs Ireland but we were unfortunately required to cancel it.

However, the following events will still take place:

Time: 13:45

World Cup Match: Argentina vs Tonga

Venue: Hobgoblin, Roppongi

 

Time: 16:15

World Cup Match: Japan vs Ireland

Venue: Hobgoblin, Roppongi

 

Time: 18:45

World Cup Match: South Africa vs Namibia

Venue: Hobgoblin, Roppongi

 

 

September 29 (Sunday)

Time: 12:00

Social rugby match (semi-competitive)

Venue: Omiya Kempo Ground

We will be meeting outside the ticket gates of Omiya Station at 10:00 to get taxis to the ground.

After the match we will reconvene in the Hub Omiya east branch to watch the matches on TV.

 

Time: 14:15

World Cup Match: Georgia vs Uruguay

Venue: Hub Omiya east branch

 

Time: 16:45

World Cup Match: Australia vs Wales

Venue: Hub Omiya east branch

 

 

September 30 (Monday)

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match: Scotland vs Samoa

Venue: Hub, Shibuya Center-gai branch

 

 

October 02 (Wednesday)

Time: 16:45

World Cup Match: France vs USA

Venue:  Hub, Shibuya Center-gai branch

 

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match: New Zealand vs Canada

Venue:  Hub, Shibuya Center-gai branch

 

 

October 03 (Thursday)

Time: 14:15

World Cup Match: Georgia vs Fiji

Venue:  Hub, Shibuya Center-gai branch

 

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match: Ireland vs Russia

Venue:  Hub, Shibuya Center-gai branch

 

 

October 04 (Friday) @18:45

Time: 18:45

World Cup Match: South Africa vs Italy

Venue:  Hub, Shibuya Center-gai branch

 

 

October 5 (Saturday) – exhibition matches (competitive) + social.

Our match will be part of a 3-match exhibition event on the day. Visitors are welcome to participate, pending availability. We just ask that you wear black rugby shorts and purchase and wear a pair of club socks for JPY 1,500. Matches will begin at 10:00 and finish at 14:00, which leaves just enough time for ticket holders of the England vs Argentina match to get to the stadium before kickoff. For those not attending the match at the stadium there will be a big gathering in PapaBamp, a sports bar in nearby Matsudo, to watch the England vs Argentina (17:00KO) and Japan vs Samoa (19:30KO) matches on the big screen.

Location: Sankei Sports Ground @ 10:00

Nearest Station: Misato-Chuo (Tsukuba Express Line)

Click here if you would like to attend and/or play

 

 

October 6 (Sunday) – friendly match (semi-competitive)

Time: 13:00

Venue: Omiya Kenpo Ground

We will be playing a match vs London Japanese, sort of a touring/home side hybrid, if you will. Visitors are welcome to participate, pending availability. We just ask that you wear black rugby shorts and purchase and wear a pair of club socks for JPY 1,500. We will be meeting outside the ticket gates of Omiya Station at 11:00.  Time and venue TBA.

Click here if you would like to attend and/or play

 

Time: 13:45

World Cup Match: New Zealand vs Namibia

Venue: Hub Omiya east branch

 

Time: 16:45

World Cup Match: New Zealand vs Namibia

Venue: Hub Omiya east branch

 

Time: 13:45

World Cup Match: France vs Tonga

Venue: Hub Omiya east branch

 

 

October 08 (Tuesday)

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match: South Africa vs Canada

Venue: Hub, Ueno Showa St. branch

 

 

October 09 (Wednesday)

Time: 13:45

World Cup Match: Argentina vs USA

Venue: Hub, Ueno Showa St. branch

 

Time: 16:15

World Cup Match: Scotland vs Russia

Venue: Hub, Ueno Showa St. branch

 

Time: 18:45

World Cup Match: Wales vs Fiji

Venue: Hub, Ueno Showa St. branch

 

October 11 (Friday) @19:15

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match: Australia vs Georgia

Venue: Hub, Ueno Showa St. branch

 

 

October 12 (Saturday)

Time: 13:45

World Cup Match: New Zealand vs Italy

Venue: Fan Zone, Yurakucho (aka Tokyo Sports Square)

 

Time: 17:15

World Cup Match: England vs France

Venue: Fan Zone, Yurakucho (aka Tokyo Sports Square)

 

 

October 13 (Sunday) – Old Boys match (non-competitive), Club Lunch

This will be our biggest event of the World Cup. The match we will play will be against an opposition of mostly over-40s. So, if you are a Cru Old Boy and/or you have a young son who would like to take the pitch for the club, this would be the match for you. After the match in the morning we will take a chartered bus into town to attend the long lunch. Here we will be regaled by speeches from days of yore, pass out a few awards, and generally wax nostalgic about our days with the club. Participation is not just limited to club members and old boys, however – guests of all stripe are also encouraged to attend. Afterward, those who have match tickets will head off to the stadium, while the remainder will re-convene in a nearby pub to watch on television. Cost will range from JPY 5,000 to 10,000, depending on which package you choose. JPY 10,000 will cover match fees, coach from the meeting point to the ground and back into town and all you can eat/drink at the Long Lunch.

Match Location/Time: Inagi Nagamine @ 11:30

Long Lunch Location/Time: Akihabara Pasela Resorts, Grace Bali Room (8F) @ 14:00

Click here to reserve your spot

Afterward, those who don’t have tickets will reconvene at the following times and locations

Time: 17:15

World Cup Match: Wales vs Uruguay

Venue: Hub, Akihabara branch

 

Time: 19:45

World Cup Match: Japan vs Scotland

Venue: Hub, Akihabara branch

 

 

October 19 (Saturday)

Time: 16:30

World Cup Match: Quarter-Final #1

Venue: Mogambo

 

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match:  Quarter-Final #2

Venue: Mogambo

 

 

October 20 (Sunday)

Time: 16:30

World Cup Match:  Quarter-Final #3

Venue: Two Dogs Taproom

 

Time: 19:15

World Cup Match:  Quarter-Final #4

Venue: Two Dogs Taproom

 

 

October 26 (Saturday)

Time: 17:00

World Cup Match: Semi-Final #1

Venue: Mogambo

 

 

October 27 (Sunday)

Time: 18:00

World Cup Match: Semi-Final #2

Venue: Mogambo

 

 

November 01 (Friday) @18:00

Time: 18:00

World Cup Match: Third-Place match

Venue: Hub, Hibiya branch

 

 

November 02 (Saturday) @18:00

Time: 18:00

World Cup Match: FINAL

Venue: Mogambo

 

The Tokyo Crusaders are looking forward to seeing all Old Boys, current members, friends, family members and anyone else during the World Cup. Everyone here in Tokyo is beyond excited about the upcoming events. See you soon!