GALLERY: Irish players make Sumo visit ahead of Japan matches

The team play two Tests against Japan this month

GALLERY: Irish players make Sumo visit ahead of Japan matches

Niall Scannell and John Ryan with a Sumo Wrestler Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland's rugby team are acclimatising to life in the Far East, by taking in some Japanese culture. 

Ahead of this weekend's first Test match against Japan, members of the team and staff travelled to a local Sumo Stable as the team had a day off in Tokyo.

On Saturday, the team face Japan in Fukuroi, before the second Test a week later in Tokyo.

John Ryan and James Tracy. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Andrew Conway with a Sumo Wrestler. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland players and management pose for a photo with Sumo Wrestlers. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland players make their way in the Sumo Stables. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

A view inside the Sumo Stables. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne