1. ITV Report

Japanese school treated to rugby taster session by Welsh squad

Members of the Welsh rugby squad took time out of their rigorous training schedule to pay a visit to a local elementary school.

The pupils of Sayagatani School in Kitakyushu greeted the team with cheers and they performed a special dance.

The children performed a special dance to Alun Wyn Jones, Cory Hill, Ken Owens and Robin McBryde

Leaving the others to their day off, Alun Wyn Jones, Cory Hill, Ken Owens and Robin McBryde demonstrated their skills and then ran through a few drills with the school children.

Captain Alun Wyn Jones leads a team of children in a rugby drill
The children seemed to thrilled to meet the players and learn about rugby andWales

The team then held a question and answer session with the pupils. They spoke about the game and also gave some Welsh facts.

The children were left in awe at the skills of the players with one little boy saying it was a “dream” to meet them in real life.

Robin McBryde spoke in front of the children with a translator

The players finished off their visit showing off their skills with Cory Hill throwing rugby ball into a basketball net from across the school hall.

Cory Hill manages to throw a rugby ball across the room into the basketball net

So far the Welsh squad have had a very warm welcome from Japan with 15,000 locals watching them train yesterday. The singing and Welsh flag waving is surely set to continue.

Japanese school children waves the Welsh flag in Kitakyushu, Japan