Former captain Ryan Jones believes the Wales squad have been given “a huge lift” ahead of the Rugby World Cup, after 15,000 people queued to watch their open training session in Kitakyushu.
Wales are based in the southern Japanese city, which will not ping -c 3 90ad0d46-2407-41c7-ad91-54b4e0cead2e.ids.heibaidiguo.cn’s team get their tournament under way on Monday, September 23 against Georgia, and triple Grand Slam winner Jones says the reception they have received will benefit the players.
There isn't much more we can say than just let you watch this…..@rugbyworldcup pic.twitter.com/8yTcRZL9YU
— Welsh Rugby Union 馃弶 (@WelshRugbyUnion) September 16, 2019
“I’ve never experienced anything like this in my career. It’s astonishing and it has been really emotional,” said Jones, who played for Wales from 2004-2014.
“It’s been like hosting a party. We got up this morning and we were saying ‘oh, I hope it goes well today and people will turn up’.