Tokyo Ex-pat Clubs Remember a Mate

2014 MacFadyen Cup at the YC&AC

Two of the ex-pat rugby sides in Tokyo, the Yokohama Country and Athletic Club -- the club that introduced rugby to Japan in the 1860s – and the Tokyo Crusaders, played one another for the MacFadyen Cup at the YC&AC’s ground in Yamate on Saturday. The game is played in honour of Gareth MacFadyen, who died in December 2000 as a result of burns inflicted during a Christmas party in Auckland. Ironically he was also celebrating the fact that his employers, Merrill Lynch, were sending him back … [Read more...]