Rugby World Cup typhoon: Right decision to cancel games because of threat to human safety

The decision has been made because of security. It was not made. World Rugby pondered it long into the evening.
But theyve decided theyve got to put safety first. And it is the choice that is right.
Englands Pool C clash with France in Yokahama is your first World Cup game to be cancelled, and the Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy has followed suit.
The decision was made since the typhoon that is currently going towards the shore of Japan is huge.
It is category five — and said to beviolent. Bring wind speeds of 160 mph and it is going to hit on Saturday.
If it strikes, it is going to be the most violent typhoon to hit Japan in 26 decades. You cannot be playing rugby at a typhoon.
Yes its disappointing, but I think most folks will accept it is the ideal choice.
However, there are questions on whether World Rugby have put the contingency plans in place. They understood they were going to maintain a World Cup at typhoon season.
The organisers have defended the decision, saying they haveno regrets whatsoever.
World Rugby championship manager Alan Gilpin stated:We always knew there will be dangers. Its uncommon for a typhoon of this magnitude to cause this impact overdue In typhoon season. Safety is priority.
However, while England proceed through to the the huge one on Sunday is Scotlands decider at Yokahama.
What might happen is nearer of infrastructure although the typhoon must have passed by then, there may be damage to the scene and flooding.
So morning World Rugby are going to make a decision on such game on Sunday.
If that match is cancelled it could be termed a 0-0 draw and two points would be given to either side, which will see Scotland go from the tournament because of a typhoon. That might be quite extraordinary.
Scotland are currently demanding contingencies plans be put to compete for a spot on the pitch. But World Rugby have produced clear that rescheduling the match isnt an option.
Whats clear is before its even arrived that Typhoon Hagibis has caused damage to the Rugby World Cup.