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    Some reports that both games could even be cancelled.

    Doesn’t really matter too much for England and France but Scotland would be disgusted! Would also mean the best we could hope for is second place.

    Points and places aside, I’m really looking forward to Japan v Scotland. Should be a cracker.

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      Originally posted by TokyoCrusaders92 View Post
      TV crews over here booking hotels in oita in case england v france is moved. Announcement due in morning to give teams time for captains run friday. Also could affect scotland v japan

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      So if Japan Scotland can't be played, Japan definitely go through as it will be regarded as a draw. What are the chances

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        See here the expected path: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/1919.html

        On the 13th the storm has already passed Japan.

        On the other hand it would be nice if there is still some rain and wind during the Japan v Scotland game. This would increases of a low scoring game which suits us better.

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          The NZH are quoting the Daily Mail as stating that England v France is being cancelled.

          ​​​​​​That'll mean England will finish up on 17 points with France on 15. These numbers may become important if any of the Knockout games involving them can't be played
          Last edited by Piquet; 9th-October-2019, 19:06.

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            Originally posted by Piquet View Post
            The NZH are quoting the Daily Mail as stating that England v France is being cancelled.

            ​​​​​​That'll mean England will finish up on 17 points with France on 15. These numbers may become important if any of the Knockout games involving them can't be played
            Telegraph, mirror also saying the same....seems too early to decide?

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              Originally posted by jagawayagain View Post

              Telegraph, mirror also saying the same....seems too early to decide?
              I think that I heard or read somewhere that they have to give 48 hours notice if they are cancelling the game, which again seems a bit early.

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                Ultimate Rugby now saying that both England France and Japan Scotland will be cancelled.

                This would mean that Japan would go to 16 points and out of Ireland's reach because of the Head to Head.

                This makes Samoa's decision not to kick the ball dead followed by Mr Peyper's "crooked in" decision and the resulting try and Bonus Point for Japan all-important.
                Last edited by Piquet; 10th-October-2019, 06:08.

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                  Originally posted by TokyoCrusaders92 View Post
                  TV crews over here booking hotels in oita in case england v france is moved. Announcement due in morning to give teams time for captains run friday. Also could affect scotland v japan

                  Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
                  Apparently its confirmed as cancelled now. Hard to believe it

                  I guess both teams will be happy with the extra few days rest. Cant figure out why thy couldnt move it somewhere else do or else play it on a different day

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                    If japan game is cancelled we only need a losing bonus point so could maybe see more players rested.

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                      If Scotland don't even get a chance to qualify, especially after doing so well to get back into contention, it'd be an absolute scandal. And then calling the culprit Typhoon HAGGIS!, well, that's taking the p1ss.

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                        Are these severe weather events unusual at this time of the year? NO.

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                          Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                          Ultimate Rugby now saying that both England France and Japan Scotland will be cancelled.

                          This would mean that Japan would go to 16 points and out of Ireland's reach because of the Head to Head.

                          This makes Tonga's decision not to kick the ball dead followed by Mr Peyper's "crooked in" decision and the resulting try and Bonus Point for Japan all-important.
                          Wasn't it Samoa's (not Tonga's) decision to run the ball!?
                          (with precious little to play for themselves but everything to lose for others, I might add)

                          Relating to your general point though, the Rugby World Cup organiser's have compromised the integrity of this tournament imho, by facilitating Japan to do as well as absolute possible, without quite stretching to refs & tmos actually helping to push a few of their scrums & mauls also........

                          E.g. Japan start v Russia
                          8 days recovery v 6 days recovery for Ireland
                          Humid location for that game
                          Performance of officials in that game (blatantly biased imho)
                          Game v Samoa, highly inconsistent award of a 'crooked in' against Samoa in the *82ND MINUTE *, *5 METRES* from the Samoan try line, leading to an inevitable Japanese potentially group deciding bonus point try, well beyond full time. Gift ref awards same, Jaco Payper, ta very much muggins!!

                          It gets worse:
                          Only 4 days recovery for Scotland before they have to face Japan (7 days recovered ) in the crunch last match to decide who actually qualifies from the group....

                          And now rumours of this game being cancelled, to effectively allow Japan top the group, by default.

                          I don't begrudge Japan their success at all, but this much compromising of the integrity of the tournament, officials & schedule, all seemingly to facilitate the hosts doing better than otherwise, ruins the tournament for Scotland &/or Ireland, and possibly as a whole. A pity, imho.


                          P.s. of course World Rigby has form here, e.g. SA in 1995 (semi & final), NZ in 2011 (woefully biased performance by the referee in the final), etc,etc

                          P.p.s. I can accept that it's good that hosts do well in the RWC for the tournament, but do WR really have to compromise the whole bloody tournament to achieve that outcome. Sadly, it seems so!!
                          Last edited by Daithi; 10th-October-2019, 11:52.
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                          Munster were great when they were Munster.

                          alas they are just north munster now.......
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                            BBC an hour ago...
                            England against France on Saturday has been called off because of Typhoon Hagibis, but Rugby World Cup organisers hope Scotland against Japan can go ahead as planned on Sunday.

                            i will feel real sympathy for Scotland if they don’t get the chance to beat japan. It’s a lousy way to go out of a tournament.

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                              It would also appear, from the Pool B Table, that New Zealand v Italy has been abandoned as a draw.

                              NZ 16 points, SA 15 Italy 12.

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                                From the Grauniad

                                "A spokesman for Scottish Rugby said: “With potential impact on our last Pool A fixture, Scottish Rugby fully expects contingency plans to be put in place to enable Scotland to contest for a place in the quarter-finals, and will be flexible to accommodate this.” "

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