Kumagaya - The Rugby World Cup saw its first water break on Sunday, as Georgia and Uruguay had to contend with sweltering conditions in Kumagaya, just north of Tokyo.
With temperatures approaching 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) with high humidity, English referee Wayne Barnes decided the players deserved some rehydration on the shade-less pitch.
World Rugby rules allow a drinks break at the discretion of the referee "when weather conditions are exceptionally hot and/or humid".
"This one-minute break should be taken midway through the half, after a score or when the ball is dead near the half-way line," according to the rules.
Georgia won the match 33-7.