England vs France, Rugby World Cup 2019: What happens now the match has been cancelled by Typhoon Hagibis?

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What is it?

England’s final Pool C clash against France which has been cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.

The game would have determined who finished top of Pool C. However, the cancellation means England will now top the group, with France second. Both teams have already qualified for the quarter-finals.

When is it?

It would have been played on Saturday, October 12, at 9.15am in Yokohama.

Why has it been cancelled?

Due to the approach of Super Typhoon Hagibis on one of the most extraordinary days in 32 years of World Cup history.

Each team will take two points from the abandoned Pool C showdown at International Stadium Yokohama. New Zealand’s encounter against Italy in Toyota City has shared the same fate.

Still under review, however, is the critical meeting between Scotland and Japan which is also being staged in Yokohama.

If that game does not go ahead, the Scots will be automatically eliminated while the tournament hosts reach the quarter-finals for the first time. The Scottish Rugby Union has released a statement demanding the match be played under contingency plans.

Hagibis has been described by the Japanese Metrological Agency as “violent” and has the capacity to cause widespread destruction around the Tokyo region.

Satellite images of the extreme weather event displayed at World Rugby’s press conference on Thursday reveal it is the size of Japan and shows no sign of deviat

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