Ireland have expressed concerns with the Hakatanomori Stadium pitch ahead of Saturdays critical Pool A match with Samoas condition.
Scrum coach Greg Feek showed regulating body Earth Rugby has contributed both Ireland and Samoaassurances that the pitch in the scene in Fukuoka stays safe for action.
Huge swathes of the Hakatanomori Stadium possessions after that after France dispatched the USA 33-9, were relaid over Canada.
Head coach Joe Schmidt appeared disappointed with the condition of the pitch at Irelands captains conduct on Friday.
Schmidt spent minutes examining problematic strips of turf, showing areas to scrum trainer Feek and Irelands head of operations Ger Carmody.
You guys are pretty smart individuals, and you would have seen the pitch yourselves, explained Feek.
They advised us in an email, both teams know about it. We knew theyd needed to relay the pitch.
So we went on the market, had an inspection and we have been given all of the assurances by World Rugby that its safe to play and that is all we can ask for.
Obviously I dont want to call anything or cause some more controversy at this stage.
We simply try to back the players, hope that the pitch will do its job.
We were trying to alleviate some issues if we were out there, but its just a matter of wait and see.
The referee will be aware of this, and whats key is the communication is there.
World Rugby has issued a statement.
We are confident in the integrity of this new Fukuoka pitch for Ireland v Samoa, it read.
Together with stability and functionality the vital factors, World Rugby and Japan Rugby 2019 chose the decision to re-turf the playing surface following significant wear caused by the France v USA game following heavy rainfall as a effect of Typhoon 17.
The key driver was player welfare.
The tournament has committed nurseries where back-up turf is thoroughly prepared in keeping with RWC standards.
While the appearance of the turf may not be perfect, as would be expected with a very current installment, we are convinced the pitch will function superbly.
Scrum-specialist Feek admits that the set-piece struggle could well be in which the below-par pitch is tested at the weekend.
Asked whether scrummaging could prove the biggest difficulty, Feek continued:That is always my concern, whether or not its coaching or on the game pitch.
When it has to do with a static isometric place where theres a few big packs going at it, youre going to be more attentive and ask these questions.
So we have only got to prepare our men as best we can but ensure that the scrums stay up, not just for security but also for the match also.
Ireland must beat against a bonus-point to ensure safe passage into the World Cup quarter-finals against Samoa.
The closing Pool A clash against Japan at Yokohama on Sunday of scotland stays under threat of cancellation because of Super Typhoon Hagibis.
A cancellation ruled a scoreless draw with the two teams. That will leave Ireland unable to leapfrog the pool to be topped by Japan therefore even a bonus-point triumph over Samoa would then tee up a battle with New Zealand.
Ireland grievance with the condition of the pitch in Fukuoka revolves with the evident joins from the segments of turf creating problems for footing or stray studs.
Wing Keith Earls suggested the surface looks harder than it seems underfoot.
It doesnt look good, but to be honest with you, but its flat and rather firm, said Earls.
It doesnt feel too terrible to run on. Its been inspected and seems playable and that is how today, it felt out there.
It is definitely going to be the same for both teams, and we are going to just need to get on with the task

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