Leicester Tigers coaches are continuing their great work in Japan by welcoming more than 800 boys and girls to a series of rugby camps across the country.
The team kick-started the tour in Toyko and will be visiting Hiroshima, Yamaguchi and Kitakyushu over the course of the next week.
The team have been sharing photos and videos of their travels across the Tigers social media channels.
Great to meet Tokumasu San President of @ShibuyaRugby and @asiarugby and Senior Director of Organising Committee @rugbyworldcup 2019 🇯🇵Can’t wait for World Cup next year 🏆 thank you for coming to see our @LeicesterTigers Camp in Tokyo pic.twitter.com/pFS0YD25BY— Joshua (@jblackRDO) March 23, 2018
Lead coach on the trip Josh Black, rugby development officer at Tigers, said: “It’s been fantastic watching the groups develop over each day and all of us on the team are taken aback by the great response from kids, coaches and parents."
Josh also caught up with Tokumasu San, honorary president of Asian Rugby and a senior director behind the Rugby World Cup 2019, who dropped into one of the Toyko camps.
He said: “2019 will be the first time the Rugby World Cup has been hosted in Asia and I believe that this will make rugby much more popular than before.
"We want to make sure everyone can enjoy the sport and a big thank-you to the team at Leicester Tigers."
Keep up to date with the team’s travels across Tigers social media and website.