Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link16

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link17

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link18

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link19

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link20

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link01

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link03

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link04

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link05

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link06

New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas.
 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith trains for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Players are allowed to show tattoos on the field but are expected to cover them up while at hotel spas. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their defence of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.