One Year To Go To Tokyo 2020


Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan

Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan

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Tokyo Stadium enjoyed a stunning Opening Ceremony in front of a sellout crowd ©Getty Images
Tokyo Stadium enjoyed a stunning Opening Ceremony in front of a sellout crowd ©Getty Images
Former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw handed over the William Webb Ellis trophy ©Getty Images
Former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw handed over the William Webb Ellis trophy ©Getty Images
Children sang the World in Union theme ©Getty Images
Children sang the World in Union theme ©Getty Images
Japanese culture as well as rugby was celebrated ©Getty Images
Japanese culture as well as rugby was celebrated ©Getty Images
The opening game between Japan and Russia delivered plenty of big hits ©Getty Images
The opening game between Japan and Russia delivered plenty of big hits ©Getty Images
Winger Kotaro Matsushima enjoyed the perfect start to the tournament with a hat-trick of tries ©Getty Images
Winger Kotaro Matsushima enjoyed the perfect start to the tournament with a hat-trick of tries ©Getty Images
The Japanese public has already taken the tournament to its heart ©Getty Images
The Japanese public has already taken the tournament to its heart ©Getty Images
Considered the best referee in the world, Nigel Owens took charge of the opening match ©Getty Images
Considered the best referee in the world, Nigel Owens took charge of the opening match ©Getty Images
While not expected to qualify from Pool A, Japan are sure to give it everything at their home event ©Getty Images
While not expected to qualify from Pool A, Japan are sure to give it everything at their home event ©Getty Images