Sports | Feb 07

Japan Rugby Team Holds First Camp Under Coach Jones in Fukuoka

FUKUOKA, Feb 07 (News On Japan) - The Japan national rugby team has commenced its first training camp in Fukuoka City under the newly appointed head coach Eddie Jones. The two-day camp, which started on the 6th, is part of the preparations for the team's full-scale activities planned for June this year. The camp aims to facilitate communication between Jones and the players and to advance their preparations.

The camp saw the participation of 34 players, including Michael Leitch, who has appeared in four consecutive World Cup tournaments, and Kazuki Himeno, who served as captain at last year's tournament in France. Additionally, nine university students were among the attendees. During the practical training session held on the 6th, players demonstrated quick passing and intense tackling, while Coach Jones actively engaged with them using gestures and body language to communicate.

Leitch shared his impressions of the session, saying, "It's typical of Eddie to pay attention to the details, and we were really made to run a lot. I'm nervous because I think it's going to get much tougher from here on."

Source: NHK


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