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England v France CANCELLED
Discussion started by Faithful_City , 10 October, 2019 07:16
England v France CANCELLED
Faithful_City 10 October, 2019 07:16

England against France on Saturday has been called off because of Typhoon Hagibis, but Rugby World Cup organisers hope Scotland against Japan can go ahead as planned on Sunday.

The typhoon, described as the biggest of the year, is set to wreak havoc in Tokyo and surrounding areas.

Ireland's match with Samoa in Fukuoka is expected to go ahead as scheduled.

"The decision to cancel matches has not been taken lightly," said tournament director Alan Gilpin.

"It has been made with the best interest of team, public, and tournament volunteer safety as a priority based on expert advice."

'We've got no issue with it' - England coach Jones on cancellation
The Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy in Toyota on Saturday has also been cancelled, denying Italy their outside chance of qualifying.

What a shame for the 1,000ís of people going to the game.

I wonder if itís still possible to reschedule?

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Re: England v France CANCELLED
ROLLO 10 October, 2019 17:05
No plan B, I think this somewhat devalues the tournament.
It also means that England have yet to face a crunch match againts a first tier nation. There is such a thing as battle-hardeneing. Wales certainly have been.

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