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England Stranded At Tokyo Airport As Typhoon Causes Havoc

Eddie Jones England

England’s travel plans for the Rugby World Cup have hit a speedbump as the squad were stranded at Narita International Airport for five hours.

According to a report in The Guardian, Eddie Jones’ men were forced to remain at the airport due to damage caused by Typhoon Faxai which swept through Toyko last night.

The storm also affected Australia’s travel plans who were due to fly to Japan from Sydney on Saturday, however, they have been forced to move their departure to Monday following the winds of 105mph, heavy rain and large waves.

The England squad were forced to remain on their British Airways plane for over an hour following their landing due to a lack of buses. Following that, the team were informed that their transport into Toyko had not reached the airport due to congestion.

England will remain in Tokyo for one night before departing for a pre-tournament training camp in Miyazaki as they step up preparations for their World Cup opener against Tonga on September 22.

Meanwhile, Ireland are set to depart for Japan on Wednesday with the IRFU today confirming that all players named in last week’s 31-man squad are fit to travel.

Author: Marisa Kennedy

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