17th Dec, 2017

Warwick School bid farewell to Japan Rugby World Cup team

Leamington Editorial 15th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WARWICK School has paid tribute to the impact the Japenese team have had during the Rugby World Cup after hosting them throughout the competition.

The school was selected as one of the 41 Official Team Bases for the Rugby World Cup 2015, after an open tender process which started in May 2013.

The Japanese team used the outstanding facilities of Warwick School September 25 to October 9.

A series of training sessions were held at the school and some players found time to pass on advice to some of the pupils.

They also presented prizes at an Under-11 tournament for local schools and the highlight of their visit for the school was a training session with Japan’s team coaches which was attended by a large number of Warwick School rugby players.

“It has been a pleasure to be part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 and to host the Japanese team,” said Mark Nasey, director of rugby at Warwick School.

“Japan have indeed been one of the teams of the tournament with their win over South Africa and a record-breaking domestic TV audience of 25m for their match against Samoa.

“The players have been warmly welcomed by our students. Our older rugby players were truly privileged to attend a training session with the six coaches from the Japanese Team, including Head Coach Eddie Jones.”

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