by Escalator Puncher It was sunny day as the pitch beckoned for the Crusaders versus Nerima fixture of fall 2018. With the sun glaring down and sweat glistening off faces, it was time to kickoff. The lineup was as follows: Starters 1 King, Josh 2 Adachi, Yuuki 3 Mori, Hirokatsu 4 Cocks, Tom 5 Gibson, Sean 6 Sparrow, Matt 7 Galbraith, Rob 8 Gallagher, Brendan 9 Sugimoto, Yoriaki 10 Matsumoto, Suguru 11 Giri, Nabin 12 Choi, Jisup 13 Dixon, Aaron 14 Limin, David 15 Dixon, Travis Finishers 16 Arakawa, Tomohito 17 Hammen, Joel 18 Hazeras, Lucas 19 Honjo, Shota 20 Lindsey, Jonathan 21 Morris, Owen 22 Onuma, Takaaki 23 Pressdee-Rudd, Chris 24 Tapuvae, Robin Things got underway well enough, as Sean Gibson screamed over the line for the opening try near the thirteenth minute. As if a seal were broken on a weekend bender, Jisup Choi and Rob Gailbrath scored back to back tries on kick returns sending the score line soaring. Nerima rallied in an attempt to stem the tide, but fell short as Brendan Gallagher crossed the whitewash near the sixteenth minute mark. Jisup added and exclamation point to the statement with a successful conversion. A final try by Travis Dixon closed out the half, sending the Cru to the bench in high spirits. The lads switched to fully automatic as the second half kicked off. A hatrick by Jisup and quickie by Tomohito Arakawa put the lads on the front foot once again. Rob and Brandon found themselves scoring once again, as Owen Morris added the Emperor’s Mercy on a scoreline reading 62-0 against Nerima. The kicking duties has been split by Jisup, Suguru Matsumoto, and Yoriaki Sugimoto who each nailed positive ratios with their kicks. 3-2-1’s are as follows: Gallagher, Brendan 5 Dixon, Travis 4 Matsumoto, Suguru 3 Tapuvae, Robin 2 Cocks, Tom 1

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