World Rugby is monitoring a typhoon which influence Irelands World Cup campaign and may hit Japan on Saturday.
Typhoon Hagibis has shaped from the Western Pacific Ocean from Japans coast, together with forecasts suggesting that it might hit on the island of Kyushu that weekend.
Ireland face Samoa at the Kyushu city of Fukuoka on Saturday, in which Joe Schmidts men require a victory to secure their place in the quarter-finals.
The boys have not even talked about it we just go from day to day, get on with our preparations, Ireland defence trainer Andy Farrell explained.
World Rugby was in contact us and theyre as eager as we have to get this sport played.
I think theres a contingency plan in place. We get on with our day job and best prepare every day and were going to see what comes with that.
The weather forecast varies all of the time anyway. So we wont likely know until 48 hours away of the match.
Any matches cancelled in the World Cup are registered as scoreless draws, earning two points.
That situation would let Scotland the chance to leapfrog Ireland if Gregor Townsends guys conquer both Russia on Wednesday and hosts Japan on Sunday.
Predictions of typhoons hitting Japan and interrupting the championship have so far unfounded, yet.
Typhoon Mitag had threatened the battle of France but the match was completed without issue.
The problem is being monitored by world Rugby and will issue further updates as the situation develops.
We are currently monitoring the development of a typhoon off the south shore of Japan in partnership with our weather data specialists, stated a World Rugby spokesman.
Its still too early to ascertain what, if any, effect therell be on training or match actions.
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