- The Springbok team is proving to be extremely popular among Japanese rugby supporters
- Large crowds have turned up to support the team wherever they go
- Some of the players will interact with Japanese children as they visit 3 schools to host rugby clinics
The 2019 Rugby World Cup is fast approaching and the South African team is proving to be very popular in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Since their arrival in Japan, the Springboks have been well supported wherever their tour has taken them.
Further evidence of this could be seen as a large crowd gathered during the captain’s run on Friday when the bokke took on Japan in a friendly match.
The Daily Sun reported that the Springboks changed the location of their camp from Gifu to Kagoshima.
Briefly.co.za understands that the team will travel to Tokyo for Saturday’s tournament welcoming ceremony.
Some of the players will have the opportunity to interact with the local children as they’ll be hosting rugby clinics at three selected schools.
Captain Siya Kolisi shared his delight with the people of Kagoshima as he said, “The reception we received at the airport was beautiful. The attendance at training was amazing. We are really enjoying our time in Japan and are looking forward to meeting more of the people when we visit schools and have a second open training session this week.”
However, the festivities will soon be over as the Boks prepare next week to face the mighty All Blacks in their tournament opener.
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