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Joe Schmidt insists Ireland must stay focused despite Typhoon Hagibis chaos

Joe Schmidt insists Ireland must stay focused despite Typhoon Hagibis chaos at Rugby World Cup

10.10.2019

Joe Schmidt insists Ireland must stay focused despite Typhoon Hagibis chaos at Rugby World Cup

A decision on whether the other final game in Pool A goes ahead between Japan and Scotland won't be made until Sunday morning

World Cup organisers will wait until the morning of the hosts' game, which is scheduled for Yokohama, to make a decision on whether to play the game as planned, to play it behind closed doors if there is a public transport shutdown in the Tokyo region, or to reschedule for Monday.

Japan would top the group on 16 points because of their head to head record with Ireland, while Scotland will exit the tournament having not had the chance to beat the hosts.

"For us, it's business as usual. We can't control what happens in the Japan and Scotland game, we just have to get on with it as normal.

"It's just staying on task as much as we can, we will get down to the Captain's Run tomorrow we will hopefully be on task.

"I think it would be more frustrating for the English, French, Italians and New Zealanders for the minute," said skipper Rory Best.

And Schmidt added: "It's not something I can control. I know what we have to do, and that's get out and get a result.

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