Rugby World Cup 2019: Scotland wait for storm safety inspection
Scotland will be eliminated from the World Cup if Sunday's match against Japan is cancelled on safety grounds.
World Rugby"remain optimistic" that Scotland's World Cup match with Japan on Sunday will go ahead, despite cancelling Namibia's clash with Canada.
A cancellation would result in the match being declared a draw.
In a statement, World Rugby said:"We remain optimistic that Sunday's remaining matches will go ahead as scheduled in Kumamoto, Hanazono and Yokohama, which are much further south and therefore outside of the impact of the storm conditions this morning."
"Our message to fans continues be stay indoors today, stay safe and monitor official Rugby World Cup social and digital channels."
Scottish Rugby has argued for the match to be switched to Monday and believes it has
"Right from the get go, we said we will play any place, anywhere, behind closed doors, in full stadiums," said Scottish Rugby's chief executive Mark Dodson.Read more: BBC News (UK)
Nyd jtnjtmy-ur Jubamy (n The storm has gone . Now is a clear sky around studium. We are confident that the game gonna be held and team Japan win. Is quite incredible being disqualified by a storm. Would be a huge shame if they went out on a technicality considering the form against Samoa and Russia to head into the game with Japan. Here's hoping it goes ahead.
stadium now ChrisBrey1 But you're right God, I so want this to play
Scotland in World Cup limbo ahead of must-win game that may not happenJapan game hinges on safety inspection that could send Gregor Townsend’s side home and raise major questions over planning 😂😂😂 Yaay.. people are dying,, the climate is in crisis, Japan is being battered by the biggest storm in history But what really matters is a rugby match?
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