Rugby with tattoos will cover up at next year's World Cup in Japan. World Rugby wants to avoid people in Japan. Tattoos are a and are usually associated with yakuza gangs in Japan. Many spas and ban people with tattoos. However, in 2016, Japan's agency asked these places to relax their . It said tourists had tattoos for different . It suggested giving tourists to cover the tattoos.
World Rugby said the teams understood the sensitivity about tattoos. It said of the competing players had a with covering their tattoos. They want to respect Japanese . Players will wear a watersports as a form of "-policing". New Zealand's All Blacks said its players would follow the and would, "endeavor to be respectful of the customs and culture" the team visits Japan.