England v France, NZ v Italy cancelled due to typhoon

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Hamamatsu, Japan - October 10, 2019. An England rugby supporter reads a travel warning sign at Hamamatsu railway station, regarding Typhoon Hagibis and possible train suspensions and cancellations. REUTERS/ Rebecca Naden

TOKYO (Reuters) – Rugby World Cup organisers were forced to call off matches for the first time in the tournament’s 32-year history on Thursday – eliminating Italy as a result – saying the risk from Typhoon Hagibis made hosting them an impossibility on safety grounds. Italy’s game against New Zealand in Toyota and England’s match […]

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