Sunday marked the first game of this year edition of the All France Cup, previously called DeVere cup, and All France showed great rugby talent along with strength and speed !
Despite showing up with only 16 players for this game ( yep only one sub ), All France managed to put Moccos in difficulty from the start of the game, with powerful attacks from our 12 (newly arrived Thomas) & 13 (Baptiste moving from the flanker role ) followed by the forwards group for support. Then our wings did their job many times, thanks Dan and Tom for such long runs.
The defense was what we learn at rugby school, aggressive and relentless. We got the Moccos tired after trying to pass is, only to be surprised by a stolen ball and a relaunch going often for the try.
But the last but not least point of this game was our scrum. We didn’t lose one and we were on the top of every scrum, even managing to steal the last one leading to a beautiful try.
So many tries I cannot remember anything, but thanks to Tom, Baptiste, Lolo, Dan, Ryo and all the others that helped during the whole game.
Let’s continue on this way and let’s win the cup !
In honor of the 30th anniversary, our beloved Erwan has designed a wonderful set for us for 2017.
A lot of people have also requested to have their own jerseys, so now is the time ! Delivery expected for our anniversary game in a month.
If you wish to reserve one set or one jersey: I need to have all your answers to email@example.com before Wednesday night, so please don’t wait too much.
- your size ( see the sizing chart attached as well ), they size tight so don’t hesitate to take one size larger. ( cut is like this : https://goo.gl/9SA99d )
- if you want the full set or just the jersey.
- What number & the text you want on the jersey.
- 4500 yen for the jersey only.
- 6000 yen for the full set. ( adding a short and the socks, and a hug from your beloved captain !).
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Despite the great help from players from Samurais Sevens due to many All France players missing , we lost to the Doctors yesterday by only a few tries (final score : 22-35).
But we have plenty of friendly games to get ready for our cup scheduled mid March .
Thanks to everyone who took up their Sunday to play.
Sorry for the recent fuss about coming games, but we finally have a game on Sunday against Doctors at Oomiya kenpo.
It’s a bit far but the ground is nice and we’re going to have a competitive game with a great team !
*Meeting place* : Oomiya station @ 10am.
We’ll take taxis from there so please be on time.
*Game start* : 12pm at Oomiya Kenpo
*Opponent* : Doctors
*Jersey* : HOME (blue/white)
See you all there, and let’s start 2017 on a huge victory !
Dear AFRC mates and friends,
The All France Rugby Club will organize its 2016 BONENKAI and special celebrations with PAQUITO!!!!!!
Date : Saturday 10th December from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for a 3hours tabehoudai/nomihoudai ( all you can drink & eat ).
- 4000 JPY for members of AFRC
- 5000 JPY for non members
- 4000 JPY for ladies
(after 9:30pm, cash order but 20% discount on all drinks offered to those having paid their membership to the club)
The Oak Challenge Shibuya
40-5 Kamiyamacho Shibuya Tokyo
東京都 渋谷区 神山町 40-5
Please, register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning:
- your name
- your first name
- YES or NO
And, remember more we are, more fun it is!
Therefore our party is OPENed to ANYONE – Do not hesitate to bring your wives, girlfriends, friends.
Let’s see all of you who feel to be part of our friendly rugby team!
Let’s make the longest PAQUITO in Japan before the end of this year!!!
You’re tired of those long days at work and you want to work out in group. You’re new to Rugby or you already have experience. You’re missing the “French” spirit or you don’t mind the French jokes ?
Training at All France is for everyone and everyone is more than welcome to join us on Thursdays at Takadanobaba on NishiToyama baseball ground from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
No need for registration or equipment, just bring sportswear and sport shoes and you’re good to go !
A training usually following the following schedule :
- 15-20 minutes of Rugby touch to warm up
- 20 minutes of cardio training to make you a machine !
- 30 minutes of rugby training
- The rest of time with touch applying what we’ve just studied
So beginners and more advanced players can find themselves in the group, and you can become part of the team once you feel ready and you want to apply your skills on the ground !
Of course we usually end up the session at the nearest Izakaya for a few beers and some food to stay in shape.
We’re waiting for new comers all the time so don’t hesitate to show up.