All France Rugby Club was founded just after the first ever Rugby World Cup, in July 1987 by 3 rugby-mad French guys and an Aussie sitting in a bar, looking for a way to get into playing some rugby in their new home in Japan.
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Whether you are a beginner or an experimented player, young or not so young anymore, if you love rugby already or wish to give it a try, join the “All France Rugby Club” (AFRC)
The “AFRC” was created in 1987 by a group of friends, and yet, more than 25 years later, it still is a group of friends. Many French, Japanese or other nationalities have gone through the AFRC jerseys, all kinds of levels and persons. All were however getting together through the “Rugby spirit”: Friendship, engagement and solidarity both on and off the ground.
AFRC is composed of around 40 players ( and many non-players, groupies, staff … ;P ) mostly living around Tokyo. We also welcome teenagers who don’t have a club they can join, they can train with adults ( and usually outperform them !).
The season runs from September to next June and we usually have around 2 games/month, and a weekly training in Takadanobaba.
We are part of the Shuuto League where most of the teams in Tokyo participate and which we won twice in the past.
We also organize our own cup, the deVere AFRC cup and also play in the various 7s and 10s rugby cup organized in Japan ( and sometimes outside Japan).
As for most rugbymen, the third half is at least as important as the two first ones, and we organize many parties around the year like the Pena Baione, a basque party like the one in France, happening at the end of May.
If you want to play, watch or discuss Rugby with one of the coolest rugby club in Japan, please join us for a training or come see our games, no engagement. Unless you get on the pitch, and then, you’re part of the family !