World Rugby is tracking a typhoon that affect Irelands World Cup campaign and could hit Japan on Saturday.
Typhoon Hagibis has formed off Japans shore from the Western Pacific Ocean, together with forecasts suggesting that it could strike on the island of Kyushu this weekend.
Ireland face Samoa in the Kyushu city of Fukuoka on Saturday, in which Joe Schmidts guys need a success to secure their own place at the quarter-finals.
The boys havent even spoken about it – we only move from day to day, catch on with our preparations, Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell stated.
World Rugby has been in touch with us and theyre as keen as we are to get this sport played.
I believe theres a contingency plan in place. We just get on with our day task and best prepare each and every day and were going to find out what comes with this.
The weather forecast varies all the time anyhow. So we will not likely know until 48 hours away from the match.
As scoreless draws, making two things, any games cancelled in the World Cup are registered.
That situation if Gregor Townsends guys defeat both Russia on Wednesday would permit Scotland the chance to leapfrog Ireland into position and hosts Japan on Sunday.
Predictions of typhoons hitting Japan and interrupting the tournament have so far unfounded, however.
Typhoon Mitag had jeopardized Frances battle with the USA at Fukuoka last week, however, the match was completed with no difficulty.
The situation is being monitored by world Rugby and will issue additional updates as the situation grows.
We are currently monitoring the development of a typhoon off the south shore of Japan in partnership with all our weather data experts, said a World Rugby spokesman.
Its still too early to ascertain what, if any, effect there will be on training or match actions.

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