Typhoon Forces Cancellation of Two Matches
Rugby World Cup
A fast approaching typhoon has forced organisers to call off two Rugby World Cup matches taking place in Japan. Saturday’s game involving England and France is off. The match between Italy and New Zealand has also been called off as Hagibis swirls violently towards Japan, organisers confirmed to www.sportsglobaltv.com.
The final decision on Sunday’s games, including a crucial match between hosts Japan and Scotland will be made that morning after a thorough assessment, organizers said.
Cancellation of the clash would mean Japan progresses to the quarter-finals for the first time at the expense of Scotland, depending on the result of a match between Ireland and Samoa.
That game on Saturday will proceed as scheduled as the venue is in southern Japan’s Fukuoka, away from the storm’s path.