Edinburgh University Rugby Football Club (EURFC) 1st XV Development Squad departed on 1 June for an 18 day tour of Japan. So far, of the five matches organised by the EURFC committee and their Sponsors, Rhino Rugby, the side have won two and lost one against some of the top university sides in Japan, including their latest thrasing of Kobe Regatta.
Osaka Taidei University 33-20 Edinburgh University
Kyoto University 21-52 Edinburgh University
Kobe Regatta Club 7 - 61 Edinburgh University
Edinburgh and Scotland Universities winger John Geddie writes:
We arrived in Tokyo yesterday ahead of our fourth match against Tokyo University. Two days ago we played our third match against an invitational from side the Kobe Regatta Club.
It was an extremely low profile affair and we won convincingly having not really been tested throughout, the final score was 61-7.
The hope in the squad is that the final two matches will be good tests but apparently the teams we are about to face are ranked below the team we played in the second match which was a comfortable win.
Interestingly enough the second match was televised and we now looking forward to attending a reception at the British embassy tonight.