Cape Town - The Springboks have been a hit with locals ever since touching down in Japan ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup.

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Japanese fans - in their thousands - have turned up at training sessions and the Springboks have helped teach school kids the finer arts of the game.

In a break from the hard graft on Wednesday, the Springboks learnt how to making sushi ...

The sight of 115kg-plus front-row legend Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira delicately fashioning a salmon rose is something to behold.

However, things are about to get a whole lot more serious as the Springboks transfer from their Kagoshima base to Tokyo on Saturday for the official 2019 World Cup welcoming ceremony.

Their opening Pool B match against the All Blacks in Yokohama on September 21 (11:45 SA time) is sure to be a humdinger.

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