10 October 2019
England Head Coach Eddie Jones held a press conference for the international media on Thursday in central Tokyo. England's match against France has been cancelled due to the typhoon. Rugby World Cup organizers have cancelled Saturday's game between England and France as well as New Zealand's match against Italy due to the risk from Typhoon Hagibis, while Sunday's key game between hosts Japan and Scotland remains in doubt.
The fierce tropical storm is expected to strike the Tokyo area this weekend. With the cancellation of Saturday's game, England are confirmed as winners of Pool C and will play the runners-up in Pool D, which is likely to be Australia. France are set to face probable Pool D winners Wales. It is the first time a World Cup match has been cancelled since the tournament started in 1987.
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