In rugby, there is no ace striker, there is no number four batter, so who is the star of the team?
The story begins at school entrance ceremony of Kanagawa High School where Kenji Gion, a small but gutsy go-getter joins the rugby club. He joins with his classmate, Iwashimizu, who has a complicated past and sub-captain Hachiouji, who always takes good care of his Club members. Lastly, there is Captain Sekizan, who has overwhelming powers but keeps his cards close to his chest. With such differences in both personality and physical performance, the team must learn to work and grow together so they can become the best.
Kenji Gion is a small guy, yet he is really aggressive especially to those who try to insult him. Samiaki Iwashimizu, on the other hand, is a large man who acts like a chicken-hearted fellow. This episode focuses on how they get into the Rugby Club. Samiaki is getting bullied by their senpais when Kenji coincidentally goes to the locker room. He realizes that his locker is quite high for him to reach, at which point, the bullies insult him for being small. Irritated and insulted, Kenji does not hesitate to kick one of the guys in the face. Samiaki does not want any trouble so he lifts Kenji away from the scene. While talking, they meet Samiaki’s previous schoolmate, Mutsumi Hachiouji. Mutsumi suggests that they should watch their practice.
Kenji is a total novice for the Rugby sports. He does not even know the whole sport exists until that moment. Kenji thoroughly enjoys watching them play. When the practice is done, his mind is set to join the Rugby club. Samiaki refuses for some reasons. The next day, Kenji goes to the club room to practice, but the Rugby team does not have any practice that day. Kenji meets the captain, Takuya Sekizan, as he goes outside. Takuya accidentally insults Kenji by saying he is too small. Kenji tries to tackle him but he gets countered. Kenji finds it really cool. Takuya may look like a brute but he actually cares about being respected and giving respect to others since he scolds Kenji for not being polite to his senpais.
Kenji asks why Samiaki does not want to join the club. Mutsumi tells him the story of their defeat when Samiaki accidentally injured their captain during practice. They lost in the finals because of that fatal mistake. Kenji still forces Samiaki to practice the tackle with him. Samiaki is surprised to see how fearless Kenji is. In return, Kenji provokes Samiaki to see his real strength. He even insults Samiaki’s friend which enrages him. He hits Kenji so hard, he actually flies far away. Samiaki is actually devastated once again, but Kenji laughs it off. Samiaki is reminded of his friend when he first joined the club in the middle school.