The fierce tropical storm, predicted to be one of the most violent to hit the region in recent years, is expected to strike the Tokyo area this weekend.
With hosts Japan and Scotland still locked in battle for a place in the knockout round any decision to cancel that game will have a huge impact on the final placings.
If Japan's match in Yokohama is cancelled the hosts would go into the quarter-finals for the first time.
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 10, 2019 Super typhoon Hagibis, which is swirling some 490km south-southwest of Japan's Chichijima island, is heading north toward Japan's main island and could make landfall on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
With the cancellation of Saturday's game, England are confirmed as winners of Pool C and will play the runners-up in Pool D, which is likely to be Australia. France are set to face probable Pool D winners Wales.
Japan, who four years ago became the first team to fail to reach the knockout round after winning three pool games, would go into the quarter-finals as top of Group A if their match is called off.Read more: RTÉ News
Love it when climate crisis makes man babies cry. Bit of unfair advantage as certain teams will be better rested. They should have still played elsewhere, even if it's to a tv audience only in a small or empty stadium. Great name.. Hagibis Delighted for Italy, draw against the All Blacks..Odds on that...
Should never have gone to japan in middle of typhoon season & the Taiji annual slaughter of dolphins & whales going on at same time. Why did worldrugby choose japan as a location for RWC2019 ? Circumstances ok ..but these teams get a serious team rest advantage!! You are all then missing some great rugby. Record and watch at leisure.
Actually forgot it was on since the Japan game. Hopefully picks up at QF stage but up to now it is a non-event Surely there should have been contingency plans in place for this? It's not like they wouldn't have known this could happen. shambolic RugbyWorldCup This RWC2019 turning in to a bit of a farce. Unless the viewing figures are completely skewed towards Far East is anyone watching this on this side of the world? And then locating it in Japan during typhoon / bad weather season - I how the sponsorship money was paid in advance!!
Rugby World Cup chaos as typhoon cancels two fixtures and threatens pivotal game in Ireland's pool - Independent.ieThe Rugby World Cup has been plunged into chaos by the impending arrival of super-typhoon Hagibis which is expected to hit the Japan ese mainland on Saturday. An absolute joke. No plan B.
Explainer: Why Super Typhoon Hagibis could decide Ireland's pool in unprecedented move from World Rugby - Independent.ieScotland will discover on Thursday whether they will be controversially blown out of the World Cup by Typhoon Hagibis .
Rugby World Cup Day 19 round-up: Nervous Erasmus, South Africa's schedule advantage and Carbery situation - Independent.ieDay 19 of the Rugby World Cup has come to a close in Japan - here's everything you need to know about what happened today.
Female flyer bombarded by in-air sexually inappropriate messages from rugby ladsJessica Van Meir, from Atlanta, Georgia, US, received inappropriate messages from a drunk rugby group on a Virgin Atlantic flight
Rugby fans in Japan warned of measles outbreakThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) says there has been a number of confirmed cases in the Kanto Region.