Reaction from England’s head coach Eddie Jones after two Rugby World Cup games including the Pool C decider between England and France have been canceled because of the anticipated impact of Typhoon Hagibis and tournament organizers aren’t ruling out further cancellations.
Japan’s weather agency is warning the powerful typhoon may bring torrential rain and strong winds to central parts of the country between Saturday and Sunday, during the last round of World Cup group games.
The England vs. France game at Yokohama near Tokyo and the Pool B game between New Zealand and Italy in the city of Toyota on Saturday have been canceled on safety grounds.
It’s the first time that games have been canceled at rugby’s showpiece tournament. All games cancelled because of weather are logged as scoreless draws and each team will get two competition points.
The Japan Meteorological Agency urged people to take precautions to avoid potentially life-threatening danger. Airlines and train services anticipate cancellations.
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