Another Rugby World Cup Match In Japan Has Just Been Cancelled
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Tomorrow morning’s Pool B encounter between Namibia and Canada at the Rugby World Cup has just been cancelled because of Typhoon Hagibis.
This is the third match that has been called off this weekend with England vs France and New Zealand vs Italy both not going ahead this morning.
Meanwhile, a pitch inspection has begun ahead of Scotland’s crucial pool fixture with Japan with a decision expected within the next two hours.
World Rugby Chief Operating Officer and Tournament Director Alan Gilpin said:
“The safety of teams, fans, volunteers and workforce is our number one priority. Following strong direction from the Prefecture of Iwate and the City of Kamaishi, we were left with no option but to cancel the match on safety grounds.”
“We have been liaising closely with the city and the venue over the past 24 hours and have informed the teams. In line with the direction of the local authorities, we are making the difficult, but right decision to cancel the match.”
UPDATE: Namibia v Canada cancelled at #RWC2019
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 12, 2019