If you are looking for a great rugby experience, you should really check out the YC&AC in Yokohama …..

  • One of the oldest ‘open’ rugby clubs in the world – founded 1866
  • Oldest rugby club in Asia
  • All regular matches played on our own ground near Yamate station in Yokohama -probably Japan’s oldest continuously used ground (opened 1914)
  • Played first ever match involving a Japanese team – Keio Uni (1901)
  • Organizer of Japan’s oldest sevens tournament: YC&AC Sevens (from 1958)
  • Organizer of Japan’s oldest over 35s tournament (from 1987)
  • Current holder of Interport Rugby Shield (Japan’s oldest trophy)
  • International tours in last 40 years have included almost every country in the Far East, Australia & NZ, South America, and Zimbabwe
  • Current key foreign opponents are Crusaders (Gareth MacFadyen Cup), Tokyo Gaijin and All France
  • Beautiful facilities including bars and open dining facilities
  • Dedicated after-match “Sports bar” within yards of pitch (singing rugby songs permitted)
  • Opportunities to also play tennis, soccer, hockey, cricket, tennis, lawn bowls, squash, billiards, darts and to use the swimming pool if full member – many members play multiple sports – sometimes back to back!
  • Good facilities for on-site after-match functions
  • Jacuzzi and sauna in the team changing room
  • Sunday October 17th TBC
  • Sunday October 31st TBC
  • Sunday November 7 vs Zenkai Beers
  • Sunday November 14 vs All France
  • Sunday November 21st vs Acorn Club (75th anniversary of their first match against us)
  • Saturday November 27th vs the Crusaders RFC (Gareth MacFadyen Cup)

Enquiries and request for free trial: 

Convenor: Michael Brooke (Michael.brooke@japancapital.com)

Captain: Tristan Clarke (triscl@icloud.com)

             Rugby players who played for the YC&AC include:

  • 1870-85 George Hamilton (Rugbeian & first captain)
  • Late 90s Edward B. Clarke (introduced rugby to Keio)
  • 1922-26 Alexander Sykes (played for England in 1914)
  • 1936-40 Norman Lamport (Wallabies vs Kiwis in 1928)
  • 1969-70 Simon Clarke (played for England 1963)
  • Late 1970s – late 1980s Gonji Murata (played for Japan in 1963)
  • Late 1970s: Masaru Fujiwara (played for Japan
  • 1980s : Takeo Ishizuka (played for Japan 1974 -1983)
  • Late 80s Roger Davis (played for Wallabies in 1974)
  • 2008-10 Waisele Serevi (led YC&AC Sevens team to three titles)

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