Scotland arrive in Nagasaki
Scotland have travelled to Japan and landed safely in Nagasaki (Tuesday 10 September) to start their Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign.
The squad had a quick turnaround to prepare for their departure to Japan after four consecutive Summer Tests – two against France and two against Georgia – with the series finishing on a high after a five-try win over Georgia in front of a home crowd at BT Murrayfield. To catch-up on the summer test action, you can watch the highlights here.
Scottish Rugby have developed strong links and a connection with the city of Nagasaki since signing a strategic alliance in 2016. Nagasaki will be the first stop for the squad and the host of the acclimation camp and training venues before the tournament starts.
In the first week, Scotland will be attending events in and around the city of Nagasaki, starting with an open training session for 500-600 local school children. Several other trips have been planned in advance to support local initiatives, grow the connection between Japan and Scotland and the players’ understanding of the city and country.
On Monday, the team arrived to a warm welcome at the airport from the people of Nagasaki.
Watch the team arrival below
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) September 10, 2019