Phoenix RFC vs. Olivers Old Boys
On a beautiful, sunny Sunday, Seth, Dylan, Andy Grachek and his friend from Yokosuka, Jason joined Phoenix RFC and had a game against the OB team of Olivers at Yokogawa ground, Mitaka.
Apart from the brave boys from the Cru, Phoenix had invited a smattering of Shuto players and greeted their new teammates enthusiastically. Jason started as No.8 in the first half but no more than a minute into the game, we all realised that the Olivers’ Old Boys team was NOT OLD at all. They were very fast, and well organised.
Seth, Andy and Dylan got on in the second half but could not do much about the Olivers’ pace and practiced passing. Although it was a very tough match, Phoenix didn’t give up and fought hard till the very end. Final score was ‘a heap of tries’ for Olivers against one for Phoenix but rugby was the winner and new friendships were made.
Phoenix as well as the other Shuto teams said they were glad to see a handful of Cru players and wish to meet many more on similar occasions next year.