New Zealand rugby legend Richie McCaw got a helping hand from some famous Brave Blossoms as his charity tour of Japan reached Yokohama.
The two-time Rugby World Cup winner was in Japan on behalf of Support Our Kids, a charity established in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake to help children living in the affected areas.
In addition to holding fund-raising dinners, the 36-year-old, who captained the All Blacks in 110 of the 148 test matches he played, has also been running some coaching clinics.
On Sunday he was at Yokohama Country & Athletic Club, the club that introduced rugby to Japan in 1866, making it the oldest rugby club in Asia.
Helping the former All Black coach 250 children from the Yokohama area were former Japan captains Toshiaki Hirose and Andrew McCormick. Hitoshi Ono – Japan's most capped player – was also in attendance, having played off the bench for the Sunwolves the previous day, as was Rugby World Cup 2007 and 2015 member Kosei Ono and Toshiba Brave Lupus flyhalf Yoshikazu Morita.
Pictured at the event are Kosei Ono, Toshiaki Hirose, Andrew McCormick and Hitoshi Ono.
McCaw received a warm welcome at the fundraising event.