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Interacting with elementary school students in Saitama Kumagaya, the national team of the Rugby World Cup USA | NHK News

2019-10-07T06:25:12.461Z

American national players were local elementary school students in front of a match held in Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture, one of the game venues for the Japan Rugby World Cup ...



Rugby World Cup USA National Team Exchange with Saitama Kumagaya Elementary School at October 15 at 15:16

American players interacted with local elementary school students before the match on September 9 in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, one of the venues for the Japan Rugby World Cup.

The Rugby World Cup, which opened last month, will be played at 12 venues nationwide, including the last three matches against the United States on the 9th at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium in Kumagaya City.

Eight people, including American players and coaches, visited the local Kumagaya Nishi Elementary School before the match.

When the athletes showed up at the gymnasium, more than 500 children from the entire school greeted and sang the national anthem of the United States.

And the players deepened interaction with the children by throwing rugby balls and forming scrums.

In Kumagaya City, all elementary and junior high school students in the city are planning to watch one game for free, and the elementary school children will be watching an American game on the 9th.

A 6th grade girl said, “The players were big and powerful. We want to win the next game because we all support ourselves.”

Source: nhk

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