New Zealand’s Liam Squire with Japanese schoolchildren during a rugby clinic in Tokyo. Photo: AP

Rugby World Cup 2019: 1.8 million new rugby participants in Asia with Japan event a watershed in global development

  • World Rugby says its Impact Beyond legacy programme has helped to increase rugby popularity in Asia over the past four years
  • Hong Kong has also seen a rise in youngsters introduced to the sport, with more than 139,000 participants since the last World Cup
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New Zealand’s Liam Squire with Japanese schoolchildren during a rugby clinic in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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