Japanese Rugby Team Pick Up Rubbish At Tournament

This is the moment a group of teenage Japanese rugby players clean up the rubbish at an international tournament held at the “Eton of the East” following the example of the country’s football team.

The heartwarming scenes were recorded at the MCKK Premier rugby 7s international tournament held at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) Ground in the town of Kuala Kangsar in the Malaysian state of Perak.

Video Credit: Golders/@ali70asyraf

In the video, under-18 rugby players from the Shizuoka Seiko Academy in Japan can be seen walking across the grass near the car park at their host’s school picking up rubbish.

The students, dressed in their full kit, can be seen bending down to pick up rubbish, including cigarette butts according to reports, and putting them in plastic bags.

Credit: Golders
The latest incident comes after Japan’s team received praise for leaving the changing room spotless after losing in the Asian Cup final

The video has had over 176,000 views and has been compared to the Japanese national football team recently cleaning the changing rooms and leaving a thank-you note in three different languages after being beaten in the Asian Cup final.

Netizens were wowed by the Japanese team’s show of respect for their hosts, with ‘soy’ writing: “Respect.”

And ‘Affan’ added: “Something we should all follow and look up to.”

While ‘Xur’ wrote: “Wow, this puts Malaysia to shame.”

MCKK is an all-boys residential school which has previously been dubbed the “Eton College of the East.” Seven out of thirteen King’s of Malaysia have atteended the school.


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Story By: Alex CopeSub-Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Golder’s News And Sport

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