Rugby World Cup 2019: Namibia-Canada off amid safety fears

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    Sundays World Cup Pool B match in Kamaishi between Canada and Namibia will not be played because of safety concerns.
    In what might be the nations worst storm for 60 decades winds and torrential rain from Typhoon Hagibis are impacting large parts of Japan.
    Scotland are expected to play hosts Japan in Yokohama on Sunday in Pool A and can be eliminated if the match is cancelled.
    However, organisers said that theystay optimistic that Sundays remaining matches will proceed as scheduled.
    Even the New Zealand v Italy and England v France games were cancelled.
    Scotland need to take four more points than the host nation to advance to the quarter-finals.
    Canada and namibia occupied the two places in Pool B with two points .
    Organisers said thered been landslides and flooding to the venue following torrential rain throughout the evening and along access roads in the area of the Kamaishi stadium.
    On Sunday, United States are due to play with Tonga in Hanazono, together with Wales against Uruguay scheduled for Kumamoto.
    Tournament Director Alan Gilpin stated:Kumamoto, Hanazono and Yokohama are a lot further south and so outside of the effect of the storm states this morning.
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