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RWC: Scotland's clash against Japan to go ahead

Publish Date
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 2:52PM
Scotland players celebrate. (Photo / AP)
Scotland players celebrate. (Photo / AP)

RWC: Scotland's clash against Japan to go ahead

Publish Date
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 2:52PM

Scotland will have a chance to make the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after it was confirmed that their crucial clash against Japan will go ahead.

Tournament organisers today inspected the damage from Typhoon Hagibis in Yokohama and determined that it was safe enough for the match to continue, with the goalposts being put up and the sun shining.

A decision is still to be made whether it will be safe enough for fans to attend.

The result comes as a relief to Scotland who would've been knocked out of the tournament if the match was cancelled - which would've deemed the match as a draw, seeing Japan sail through as Pool A winners.

Earlier today, Canada and Namibia have had their respective World Cup campaigns cut short, with their clash this afternoon cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.

World Rugby announced that due to a level five evacuation order remaining operational following the typhoon the match in Kamaishi had been called off on safety grounds.

 

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