Rugby World Cup 2019: Ireland focused amid typhoon uncertainty

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Joe Schmidt is standing down as Ireland head coach after the Rugby World Cup in Japan

Joe Schmidt is standing down as Ireland head coach after the Rugby World Cup in Japan

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says his players are “intrigued” by the uncertainty around the match between their Pool A rivals Scotland and Japan.

With a typhoon set to hit Yokohama, World Rugby will wait until Sunday to decide whether the game can go ahead.

Ireland can book their place in the quarter-finals with a bonus-point win over Samoa on Saturday.

Anything less would result in a nervous wait for the result of the final Pool A fixture in Yokohama.

If the game is off because of typhoon Hagibis, Scotland are likely be knocked out of the World Cup as cancelled matches see both teams awarded two points as part of a 0-0 draw.

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However Schmidt has insisted it is “business as usual” for his side as they prepare

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