The pair, who left Twickenham Stadium in February to begin their trip, handed the whistle to Welsh referee Nigel Owens, who will be taking charge of Friday's (Sept.
20) clash between hosts Japan and Russia.
The journey, which traversed 27 countries in 231 days, has aimed to raise awareness and money for charity ChildFund Pass it Back, which is working in partnership with World Rugby, looking to empower under-privileged children across Asia through the game.
They delivered the whistle safe and sound to Nigel Owens in Tokyo Stadium, which will host Friday's opening match.
Nigel Owens was also the referee for the final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.
The duo will now stay on in Japan for the next six weeks to enjoy the World Cup.
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Japan's Tokyo on October 07. Foreign Ministers of Quad group countries-Japan, United States, Australia and India met yesterday (October 06) in Tokyo. India, US, Japan and Australia collectively form the Quadrilateral group.
First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has insisted that the “firebreak”lockdown in Wales will end on November 9 and is designed deliberately to be“short but very sharp”. He told BBC Breakfast that the effects of thelockdown, which begins at 6pm on Friday, will not be seen within the two-weekperiod but after it.
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Impossible Foods' faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore starting Tuesday, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the potentially lucrative mainland China market. Gloria Tso reports.