The annual Beach Rugby tournament is always a great day out, and this year was no exception. Soaking up the sun and bikini clad girls the lads did the CRU proud fighting well in all the games. More than 40 teams had entered the competition down in Hiratsuka, and Cru immediately faced stiff opposition against an American Football team from Shinagawa, who had silky smooth moves and a star female player as their secret weapon. Crusaders fought back, however, and Matyas, Ryan and Lionel connected well for a few “touch downs” that squared the game. Extra points for Harry who showed great energy in spite of having pulled an all nighter in Roppongi, stepping straight from the bars to the beach. At Beer O’clock Cru left everybody in the dust, with a firmly held front row in the beach bar. Players: Harry, Derek, Yoshi, Ryan, Lionel, Conner, Gaz, Gen, Evan, Matyas and Andy. Thanks to Evan, Gen and Derek for getting up at the crack of dawn to register and set everything up!