Rugby World Cup: Wales handed boost after fans queue to watch training, says Ryan Jones

Former captain Ryan Jones considers the Wales squad have been awarded“a huge lift“ before the Rugby World Cup, after 15,000 people queued to watch their open training session in Kitakyushu.
Wales arrived in the arena where they’re training from sailors, and are located at the southern Japanese city, which will not host any matches throughout the tournament.
Warren Gatland’s group get their championship under way on Monday, September 23 against Georgia, and triple Grand Slam winner Jones claims will benefit the players.
„I have never experienced anything like this in my own career. It’s astonishing and it has been really emotional,“ said Jones, who played for Wales from 2004-2014.
„It has been like hosting a celebration. This morning, we got up and we said’oh, I hope individuals will develop and it goes well now‘.
„Then to see the temptations and then to see the gamers‘ faces when they came out, it was just magic.
„It has surpassed our expectations. It’s great as the men are to get an experience such as this brings it home how it is, and also one week out from our first game.
„It will give the gamers a huge lift. The fantasy was to turn the town red and we’ve done .“
Jones, who helped construct connections between the Welsh Rugby Union and Kitakyushu, added:“When you look back on things in your career, setting this was magnificent.
„Viewing the players once they arrived at the welcome party the other night, and watching their faces , they didn’t comprehend it.
„They’ve not seen anything like that and they’ll remember it forever. I understand we’ll be back – and long may it continue.“

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