Liam Williams Rugby World Cup 2019: From Tokyo to Otsu, Wales’ change of pace for Fiji

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Rugby World Cup: Wales v Fiji
Venue:Oita Stadium, OitaDate:Wed, 9 OctoberKick-off:10:45 BST
Coverage:Full commentary on every Wales game across BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app.

Compared to Tokyo, a loud, kaleidoscopic metropolis that never sleeps, Otsu is a slumberous little outpost which barely seems to wake.

Wales immersed themselves in all that Tokyo had to offer in their week leading up to Sunday’s spectacular World Cup victory over Australia, an intense few days on and off the pitch.

But now they have swapped the noise and neon lights of Japan’s sprawling capital city for the placid surroundings of Otsu, a port city that sits by the country’s largest lake.

With nine days to recover from their win over the Wallabies, Wales are taking the opportunity to recuperate before they face Fiji in Oita next Wednesday.

“It’s definitely not Tokyo,” forwards coach Robin McBryde says with a smile.

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“There is a general less pace to life here. It is a bit similar to north Wales. But it is much-needed.

“There was a short turnaround between Georgia and Australia games, with travelling in between. It was very intense over that period, so to come out on top against Australia was a fantastic achievement.

“I thought the resolve and character they showed during the game was outstanding. They fully deserve their time off.

“We are just going to do a little bit of light training this morning. Again, it is optional, but the majority of players are

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