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Now, the BBC report that the game - which would decide which two teams progress to the knockout stages - could go ahead behind closed doors. They say an inspection of Yokohama Stadium will take place at 6am Japan time on Sunday 10pm on Saturday UK time , before a decision is expected to be made two hours later.
A draw or two bonus points - for losing by seven or less points and scoring four tries - would be enough to book a quarter-final with Pool C runners-up France in Oita. If Typhoon Hagibis was to switch direction and result in cancellation, Wales would still win the group because the match would be deemed a draw and they would be awarded two points.
Glory for Uruguay would result in them overtaking Georgia and Fiji to finish third in the group and result in Wales facing Pool C victors England in the last eight. A scything break from Georgia centre Lasha Khmladze and inch-perfect long pass put left-wing Alexander Todua over to reduce the deficit to nine points with 11 minutes remaining.
But late touchdowns from Demspey and Genia saw off a brave challenge. Even if the weather clears, they are facing a Japanese side whose speed and control have the potential to cause the Scots all sorts of problems. In the dying seconds of that game, Japan had effectively won, but only with three tries in the bag.
Samoa, however, did not want to finish the game with a whimper by kicking the ball out, so opted for a scrum - which was duly demolished. Scotland now have to score four tries or beat Japan by more than seven. That is not every possible permutation but it simplifies it enough to say Scotland are going to have to beat Japan soundly, not just scrape home.
The second thing is [that] for World Rugby to just simply state that the game has to be cancelled goes against the whole sporting integrity of the tournament. But we should be talking about this from a rugby perspective, this is about the game and the rugby supporters across the world are absolutely astounded at this rigidity from World Rugby.
The common sense approach to this is to play the game 24 hours later in perfect safety where we can make sure that the pool stages are completed, and the sporting integrity of the tournament remains intact. An article by The Times said broadcasters including ITV have been left with a gap in their schedules following the cancellation of England v France and New Zealand v Italy, and the potential cancellation of Scotland v Japan.
Our focus has been putting safety first, really concentrating on the contingency plans that we were looking at, can we deliver these games safely and consistently? The answer is no. That is for the future. My team is motivated by achieving something great - not avoiding embarrassment.
The Shinkansen bullet train services between Tokyo and Nagoya will be cancelled from Saturday morning.
The company has also announced that most operations between Nagoya and Shino-Osaka stations will be suspended. Monday was not on the cards. However, as outlined yesterday, it was impossible to provide a consistent and fair approach to all teams across the tournament that could guarantee safety, venue integrity or transport networks owing to the sheer scale of a super typhoon with a diameter of 1,km.
This is a fundamental. It would have been grossly irresponsible to endanger public or tournament safety. This has been refuted in the New Zealand media.
Richard Knowler, writing for Stuff. They say there was no chance of the game being moved from Saturday.
The rules are the rules. We can only take him at his word. The race takes place as Suzuka and, at present, the expectation is it will happen with the weather clearing on Sunday.
Eddie Jones has now taken his side down to Miyazaki for some rest ahead of their next fixture, likely to be against Australia, in the quarter-finals. He can let the medical team go to work and do what they need to do. And Samoa coach Steve Jackson has a bold suggestion for what teams whose games have been cancelled can spend their time doing.
So someone is smiling on us - the typhoon gods maybe?