TOKYO (AP) – Rugby World Cup organizers have canceled a third game because of Typhoon Hagibis, deciding early Sunday morning to call off the last of the Pool B games between Canada and Namibia. World Rugby issued a statement saying an evacuation order remained in place in the Kamaishi area where the game was set to be played and there had been landslides and flooding in the vicinity of the stadium. Two of Saturday’s three scheduled games were canceled well before the destructive typhoon made landfall and organizers will assess conditions in Yokohama before making a decision on Japan’s last Pool A game against Scotland later Sunday. “The safety of all involved in Rugby World Cup 2019 is our primary consideration and fans are advised not to travel to Kamaishi or the venue, which will be closed,” World Rugby said. Defending champion New Zealand’s last group-stage game against Italy and the England-France game were the first games ever to be canceled at rugby’s showpiece event. Canceled matches are logged as 0-0 ties, and teams get two competition points each. ___ More AP Rugby World Cup: https://www.apnews.com/RugbyWorldCup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Sign up for Daily Newsletters Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.
- Rugby World Cup final predictions: Animal edition
- Rugby, World Cup football mix in Cape Town
- All Blacks win Rugby World Cup
- Monterrey clinches 3rd place at Club World Cup
- Sweden beats France for 3rd in Women’s World Cup
- Afrikaners embrace football during World Cup
- Afrikaners embrace soccer during World Cup
- Another World Cup has power to change South Africa
- Mandela reunited with World Cup trophy
- Almost here! South Africa awaits World Cup
Typhoon causes a 3rd game to be canceled at Rugby World Cup have 283 words, post on www.washingtontimes.com at October 12, 2019. This is cached page on Sport Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.