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‘Sayonara’ from Tigers Japan rugby camps

This week marks the final few days of Leicester Tigers tour of Japan delivering rugby camps to more than 800 boys and girls across the country.

Finishing up in Kitakyushu, the team have visited Tokyo, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi and even had a visit from Tokumasu San, honorary president of Asian Rugby and a senior director behind the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Leicester Tigers even made national news in Japan featuring in a news broadcast for national public broadcasting organisation NHK. Watch here.

The rugby camps mark another successful year visiting the country where all eyes will turn next year as Japan becomes the first Asian county to host the Rugby World Cup.

Few can forget when Japan shocked the rugby world back in 2015 beating former World Cup winners South Africa on English soil and the games popularity has since grown throughout Asia. 

Check out some of our favourite photos in our gallery above and some of the team’s social media updates below. 

Keep an eye out next week for our video of Tigers time in Japan and interviews with the team.