Last game of 2012. Onward to 2013

Hi all, Yesterday was an intense game. The two teams went on and exchanged blow for blow although Tentomushi drew first blood. We were only trailing by 3 pts going into the last 10 minutes (22-19). Eventually 2 opportunistic tries scored by Tentomushi after knock ons put the game beyond reach. Final score was 32-19.

This loss means that we are going down to 2nd division in September 2013. Tentomushi will have a playoff game in January against the Div. 2 runner up to determine if they stay in Div.1 or go down to Div.2 with us.

On the bright side, our game improved over the course of the past 4 months but unfortunately it was not enough to win a Div.1 game. Shuto league is now over and we have now to focus on keeping on working individually and as a team to keep on improving our performance in the first months of 2013. As Charlie said yesterday, good things will come if we keep working, training and practicing together. I am glad we were 30 for our last game of the year and want to think that it was not just a one off.

For now, I wish you all a merry Christmas in advance and will see you in the new year.

There will be no training at Ariake nor Thursday training at Ushigome for the next 2 weeks. Training will resume at Ushigome on Thursday, Jan. 3rd.

For now, it is adieu 2012, looking forward to 2013!