22 Feb – YCAC Gents XV 22, Kurumi 33 & YCAC First XV 52, Kurumi 22

Tries Mike Brooke, Rikki Nakamura, James Robertson, Go Kawai (2), Go Ito (3) Cons: Niall Jefferson (5), Rikki Nakamura

Kurumi are one of the toughest fixtures for the Gents and brought a squad of 40 players for this second team game. Luke Raimo scored a tremendous bull-dozer of a try and had a super all-round performance in the pack and in the backs. Lindsey inspired the troops and gave the most vocal of team-talks (don’t you just love those English after the World Cup?). Kuri went in at the corner for yet another winger’s try and Nori drilled over from close range as part of a classic rolling maul. It was a fine display. But eventually the boys ran out of steam and were sucker-punched by some long range efforts from Kurumi. And the reason for running out of steam? No-one knows, but Scott Sizemore turned up late with a smile on his face. Are we to deduce that his wife had made Sunday morning demands for the first time since the birth of his daughter?

The week started off looking like the skier’s/boarder’s revenge (as Rhino had previously proclaimed, “We’re not a facking ski club!!”) with Jameo, Johan, Rob Jee, Terry Dixon, and Blake on the slopes (Fraser was in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and Tiffany was celebrating his one year (dating) anniversary, which might mean a trip to his favorite store isn’t far off!). As the skiers were trying to make their turns on the slush, the YCAC was preparing to take on Kurumi (a team that put 50 points on us last season). Kurumi elected to play with the wind at the first half and drew first blood. Brookey scored from a rolling maul and the YCAC ended the half down 7-5. The YCAC then exploded for 7 second half tries (however only one from the Robertson duo). The “Go’s”- Kawai and Ito scored 5 tries between them, in their uniquely different styles- the cudgel and rapier respectively! The combination of tries and Maui “The Hitman” Magele knocking three Kurumi players out of the game didn’t dampen Kurumi enthusiasm and they answered with a couple of late (read- soft) tries to improve their score line and it finished at 52-22. Go Ito was the Man of the Match, he claims for the first time ever- we find that hard to believe.

Comments

  • Recent Reports

  • 2014/2015 Season Fixtures

    Opposition Results Dates
    Hokkaido Barbarians
    (Tour to Sapporo)
    L29 – 0 Sat Aug 30th
    Sharks
    (YC&AC ground)
    L41 – 21 Sun Sept 28th
    Komaba WMM
    (YC&AC ground)
    L36 – 22 Sun Oct 12th
    Kitakami
    (YC&AC ground)
    W40 – 27 Sun Oct 26th
    Taisei Reds (YC&AC ground) W18 – 17 Sun Nov 9th
    McFadyen Cup
    (YC&AC ground)
    W61 – 21 Sat Nov 22nd
    RKU
    (YC&AC ground)
    L76 – 3 Sun Nov 30th
    Koyama RFC
    (YC&AC ground)
    W96 – 0 Sat Dec 6th
    Mandara
    (YC&AC ground)
    L17 -10 Sun Dec 14th
    Acorn W62 - 7 Sun Mar 8th, 1.30pm
    Itochu Cancelled Sun Mar 15th, 1.30pm
    Over 35s Champs Sat Mar 21st
    56th YC&AC Japan Sevens Ryutsu Keizai University Sun Apr 12th