England’s World Cup clash with France in Yokohama is set to be called off due to the approach of Super Typhoon Hagibis.
For the first time in the 32-year history of the Rugby World Cup, a fixture is in line to be cancelled as a ‘violent’ storm is expected to rip through Tokyo this weekend.
According to the Daily Mail, ‘Le Crunch’ will be called off because weather forecasters have predicted the Super Typhoon will pass through Yokohama Stadium on Saturday around the time the game is taking place, with winds expected to be in excess of 180mph.
If the game is called off, the result will be recorded as a 0-0 draw and both sides will get two points.
World Rugby has called an emergency press conference for 5 am CET when it will outline contingency plans for the climax to Pool C, although the report claims the decision to call off the game has already been made.