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World Rugby Confirm Scotland & Japan Will Go Ahead Today

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World Rugby have confirmed that the final Pool A clash between Scotland & Japan will go ahead on Sunday (11.45 am UK & Ireland time) as scheduled. 

Typhoon Hagibis has left 19 people dead, 16 people missing and more than 100 people injured according to the latest figures from Kyodo News.

The destructive weather event as already played havoc with the Rugby World Cup as England v France, New Zealand v Italy and Namibia v Canada have all been postponed.

The clash between Scotland and Japan which has huge ramifications on the outcome of Pool A was originally expected to be called off but thankfully, World Rugby have confirmed it will go ahead as scheduled after an extensive assessment of the stadium and associated infrastructure.

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“World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee have announced that Sunday’s Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A match between Japan and Scotland at Yokohama International Stadium (19:45 JST) will go ahead as scheduled,” a statement read.

“The decision was taken following a comprehensive assessment of the venue and associated infrastructure on Sunday morning in partnership with the Host City. World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee would like to thank everyone involved for their significant efforts to enable the match to be played as scheduled following one of the largest and most powerful typhoons to hit Japan in recent years.”

To see what Scotland and Japan need in order to qualify for the knockout stages, check out our permutations piece.

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