But the cover up will only go so far, it has been revealed.
The Samoan players will wear skin suits after the team consulted a Japanese cultural expert.
Captain Jack Lam said: “We had someone coming in and giving us a heads-up about what we could expect in Japan.
“There’s a lot of similarities in our cultures but when it comes to the tattoos we have obviously got a lot of tattoos, it’s quite normal in our culture.
“But we are respectful and mindful to what the Japanese way is. We will be making sure that what we are showing will be OK.”