Today I was at Hampton Court – and luckily the Fiji World Cup Rugby Team were there too! 🙂
Here are some of the pictures I took of the official welcoming ceremony:
After the initial photoshoot the coach moved off-site and the rugby players went for a luncheon buffet and a presentation ceremony in the palace’s Tiltyard restaurant.
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) September 11, 2015
A second photo opportunity followed later in the afternoon, and TV and news reporters were on hand to interview the various rugby players, captains, etc.
John McKee, the Fiji rugby team’s coach.
Reporter interviewing Fiji’s captain, Akapusi Qera.
The World Cup does not begin for another week, in the meantime its all photo opportunities, preparation, and training ready for the major rugby tournaments at Twickenham.
Today’s Guardian with a photo of the entire Fiji team at Hampton Court:
Some other news items on the Fijis’ welcoming ceremony at Hampton Court:
Rugby World Cup 2015: guide to tickets, transport and television (includes the above report on the Fijis)
Hampton Court Palace Ready To Host Fijians
Schoolchildren welcome Fiji rugby team to UK ahead of World Cup