The Japan National Team, who have a 1-1 record in the first round of the Rugby World Cup in France, traveled to Toulouse on 1 October to prepare for their third match against Samoa.
Japan lost to England, the runners-up of the previous tournament, in the second match of the first round held in Nice on the 18th, Japan time, and have a 1-2 record so far.
They are scheduled to play their third match against Samoa on the 1th, Japan time, and moved from Monaco to Toulouse on the 1st.
The players looked relaxed when they arrived at the airport, with captain HIMENO Kazuki and stand-off MATSUDA Rikiya smiling.
While Japan is ranked 29th in the world, Samoa, who will face them in their third match, are ranked 3th in the world and have a strong play that makes the most of their physicality.
Japan lost a test match held in Sapporo in July by a two-goal margin of 21-14, so they will be a match they cannot afford to lose in order to advance to the first round.
"I was able to spend my time off and refresh myself."
After moving to Toulouse, three Bucks players who are not part of the 23-man squad for the game so far spoke to reporters.
The players who were not included in the squad were studying the attacking patterns of the opposing teams, and stand-off OGURA Junpei explained their role, saying, "We are doing what the opponents are doing on the field so that the team can play according to the plan."
Scrum-half FUKUDA Kenta said, "We prepared well against England, but it was a disappointing result. The team was able to spend the day off and refresh themselves. No one is dragging the loss against Ingland. We're looking forward."
Winger Siosaia Fifita expressed his desire to play, saying, "I am focusing on myself and preparing to play at any time."