ENGLAND CLASH CALLED OFF OVER SUPER TYPHOON

ENGLAND CLASH CALLED OFF OVER SUPER TYPHOON

England's Rugby World Cup game against France has been cancelled due to Super Typhoon Hagibis.

Coach Eddie Jones confirmed that England will leave Tokyo for Miyazaki, the location for England's pre-tournament training camp.

"We found out officially this morning but there were rumours flying around last night so we were glued to our phone last night," Jones said.

"We didn't really care (when hearing the news). We were preparing for the game in game mode and now the game is off, we're in preparation mode. We can't control it.

"We're told what to do. There's no use speculating on the alternatives. We're excited about having great preparation for the quarter-finals.

"We'll have a short pre-season camp in Miyazaki and then we're off to Oita. We have an exceptional record in two-week preparations."

World Cup tournament director Alan Gilpin confirmed at World Rugby's press conference that the clash with France has been cancelled, along with New Zealand's match against Italy.

Sunday's games - including Scotland v Japan - remain under review.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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