Kamaishi edged out Tokyo Gas by 38-36

I believe that no one will argue about "Man of the Match" of this afternoon. Andy Gallagher charges to score the match winning try. 本日のマン・オブ・ザ・マッチ。ご異論ある方はいないんでは。
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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-23 17:34 | Comments(0)

この二人も


久々のスタメン復帰。写真は、栗田戦の後、南公園にて黙々と別メニューに励む両名です。
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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-22 19:52 | Comments(0)

Rob on Job

Flank forward Rob McDonald will be playing his first East 10 game in the 2004 season at the encounter with Tokyo Gas on Oct. 23. The former seven-a-side Wallaby has been sidelined for three months due to an injury. The long awaited return of the versatile flyer should make a difference!
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待望のロブが帰ってまいりやんす~!
# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-21 20:05 | Comments(1)

盛工には

花園での活躍を期待します!
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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-17 20:44 | Comments(0)

高校決勝

盛岡工業の順当勝ちというべきですが、敗れた釜石南の選手たちも最後まで切れずに立派にプレイしていました。これで盛工以外の高校3年生のシーズンはお仕舞いですが、進学しても、就職しても、どういう形でもいいから、ラグビーとの縁を切らないでくださいね。面白くなるのはこれからだよ!
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でも、応援は釜南、-特に女子生徒さんはよく声が出ていましたよ-、の圧勝だと、おやじは思いました。
# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-17 20:38 | Comments(2)

Welcome back home!

Daito-Bunka Univ. v. Tokai Univ. was the curtain raiser on the day.
Fly-half Obara of Tokai Univ. comes from Iwate-ken.
釜石の試合に先立ち、関東大学リーグ戦の大東文化大 対 東海大の試合が行われました。東海大の小原君、はいはい、この顔、思い出しましたよ。
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But, I wonder why better match officials were fielded for the curtain raiser? Kazuto Taniguchi is qualified as A-Class ref. of J.R.F.U., and touch judges are Iwate's top refs, Manabu Hasegawa and Susumu Fukushi.
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ところで何で前座のほうがいいレフリーなんでしょー?
# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-11 19:32 | Comments(6)

Full back

It was a tough game for the last defender...
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それから津嶋君も。
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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-11 19:00 | Comments(0)

Centres got hard hits

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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-11 18:54 | Comments(0)

The Skipper

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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-11 18:39 | Comments(0)

Forwards 2

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久々に復帰
# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-11 18:37 | Comments(0)

Forwards

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厳しい密集戦でした
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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-11 18:35 | Comments(0)

There is always a tomorrow.

明日があるさ!
The only try was made by winger Fujiwara. I took two pics of this try scoring scene. One is fine, but the other came out outfocused and blurred. I gave it a sort of artistic retouch to cover up the mistake...

藤原君のトライ、2枚撮りましたが、2枚目がピンボケ、手ぶれ。うーん、きれいに取れていればいいショットだったのに。仕方ないのでレタッチで、無理やりゲージツ風に加工してみました。邪道ですが、見ようによってはいいかも。

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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-11 18:29 | Comments(0)

The goal was distant


while it looked close.........
近くに見えて、ゴールは遠かった・・・

I wrote how vital this game was in the previous article. It was Mitsubishi that knew it. KSWs were demolished by 5-44.

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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-10 21:41 | Comments(0)

KSWs take on the old foe

KSWs will take on Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Sagamihara on Oct. 10 at Kitakami Athletic Park. Mitsubishi is our old foe. Let me tell you why.

Kamaishi (as Nippon Steel Kamaishi) used to belong to East Japan Company-owned Club League, one of the former bodies of the current Japan Rugby Top League. In those days, Kamaishi was struggling and kept the bottom in the league, which forced them play promotion-relegation match seven straight years.

In 2000, Nippon Steel unveiled a plan to open its rugby club to local players, not limited to its employees. But, this caused a problem. At that time, only company-owned clubs were admitted in the league. Supporters collected a number of signatures to petition Kanto R.F.U. to revise the regulations, and finally they gave a nod. All we had to do was to win promotion-relegation games.

Mitsubishi was the last opponent of promotion-relegation matches in the 2000/2001 season. It was a very close game. In the dying stage, winger Kazunori Kon’s try made the score 33-34, however, Number Eight Jon Stafford’s unsuccessful conversion put Kamaishi into the lower league. “Kamaishi’s days are over”, yelled Mitsubishi’s supporters and all of us were in despair. We had to celebrate Kamaishi’s new beginning with sadness.

Mitsubishi took the wooden spoon in the 2001/2002 E.J.C.C.L. and returned to the lower league in 2002. There was no encounter of the two in the 2002/2003 season, because the format of the league was slightly different from the current East 10.

In 2003/2004 season, the time came. We had tough battles against Mitsubishi. In the East 10, Kamaishi, as the Seawaves, made revenge by 30-29. The Gold and Blues also edged out Mistubishi in the play-off by 31-27, which advanced KSWs to the Japan Rugby Championship Tournament.

Both of KSWs and Mitsubishi are still in the East 10, and looking for promotion to Top League. Mitsubishi should be fighting back, but, once again, we must beat them to return where we should be. In addition, it will be the first confrontation at home!(previous three were held at Prince Chichibu Rugby Ground, Tokyo)

Well, this is not that old story, but I hope you understand why I call them old foes. It is absolutely going to be a big game. I want all of you to show the best performance and let us shout, “Kamaishi is Back!”

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(photogragh from paly-off, Jan 4, 04)

えと、どうして三菱が釜石の仇敵なのか、なぜぶっ倒さなければならないのか、サポーターの皆さんならよくご存知のことを英語で書いてみたものです。

ところで、どうして、しばしば、怪しい英語で書いているかといいますと(いつかどこかに書いたような気もしますが)、話は今年のラグフェスでHaydenと話したことに始まります。
す:「おら、ぶろぐ、っつーものもやってらのす。ま、一種のウェブサイトだどもなっす」
H:「せづぁ、英語で書いでらのすか?もしほんだら、おらのクニのおやじだぢさも、見でもらうにいいんだども」
というようなやり取りがあって、なるほど、それもそうだと思うに至り、こんなことをしているわけです。実際のところ、彼らが見てくれているかどうかは分かりませんが、私にとっては、これもいいトレーニングになっています。お目障りかも知れませんが、一応そういう趣旨ですので、大目に見てやってください。
# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-06 21:30 | Comments(2)

瞑想 長谷川TJ 何を想う

瞑想っつても、シャッター切ったづぎに、たまたま、まなぐ閉じてらだげですけんとも。
(咲太郎さん協賛セール)http://chabo.kingdom.biglobe.ne.jp/
03435249895164211/bbs/index.html

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# by skipoyaji2 | 2004-10-03 22:33 | Comments(0)