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Two Rugby World Cup matches cancelled due to powerful typhoon in Japan

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2019 - Pool B - South Africa v Canada - Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe, Japan - October 8, 2019 South Africa's RG Snyman and Canada's Evan Olmstead in action during a lineout REUTERS/Rebecca Naden TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

TOKYO, Oct 10, 2019, Kyodo. Two pool matches at the Rugby World Cup scheduled for Saturday will be cancelled due to a powerful typhoon that is expected to hit Japan over the weekend, the organizing committee said Thursday, reported the Kyodo.

The organizers scrapped a Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy in Toyota, central Japan, and Pool C clash between England and France in Yokohama, near Tokyo. It is the first time for matches at a Rugby World Cup to be cancelled.

A final decision regarding Sunday’s matches will be made on Sunday morning. Four games are scheduled for that day, including a Pool A clash between Japan and Scotland.

The Japanese weather agency has warned that Typhoon Hagibis is expected to make landfall on Japan’s main island over the weekend.

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