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 enormous elevator“ before the Rugby World Cup, following 15,000 individuals flocked to watch their receptive training session at Kitakyushu.
Wales arrived in the arena where they’re training from locals to some rendition of the Welsh national anthem, and are based in the southern city, which won’t host any matches throughout the tournament.
Warren Gatland’s group get their tournament also Grand Slam winner Jones says the reception they have received will reward the players.
„I have never experienced anything like this in my own career. It’s astonishing and it’s been very emotional,“ said Jones, who played for Wales in 2004-2014.
„It has been like hosting a celebration. We got up this afternoon and we said’oh, I hope people will turn up and it goes well‘.
„Then to find the queues and then to see the gamers‘ faces when they came out, it was just magical.
„It’s exceeded our expectations. As the guys are just one week out from our first match, and to have an adventure like this brings it home how amazing an event it really is, it’s great.
„It will give the gamers a massive lift. The fantasy was supposed to turn the town red and we’ve done .“
Jones, who helped construct connections between the Welsh Rugby Union and Kitakyushu, included:“If you look back on things in your career, establishing that was magnificent.
„Seeing the players when they came at the welcome party the other night, and watching their faces here, they did not understand it.
„They have not seen anything like that and they’ll remember it forever. I understand we will be back and long may it last.“

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