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    Default Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    If, contrary to the agreed tournament rules, they try to rearrange the Sco Jap game, I wonder if Japan would refuse to play.
    They would be quite entitled to

    , 1 it's the regs and
    2 England and NZ were handed their group courtesy of a cancellation, why shouldn't they get the same
    Last edited by crossref; 4 Days Ago at 18:10.

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    While I do not support the cancellation of these matches (cancellation three days ahead of the match leaves plenty of time to rechedule) I think some of you, especially if you have never wandered much outside of Europe, have no real idea what its like to be caught up in a typhoon. Oh sure, you may have seen it all on TV, but unless you have ever been to Asia, you can't know.

    I was stationed at the USN Base in Subic Bay in 1987 when Typhoon Betty arrived, 200 km/h winds, massive bursts of driving rain, power lines down everywhere, homes and buildings demolished, roads and rail tracks ripped up. I will never forget the sight of a bus tipped up on its front end, resting wheels-first against the side of what remained of a building. The destructive power of these things is extraordinary and has to be experienced to be believed - and we weren't even in its central path.
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    Default Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    nice little rest for the favourites as we head into QFs
    Quote Originally Posted by tewdric View Post
    If England or New Zealand go on to win, we will never know if it was beacuse of the extra rest they had in an attritional competition.
    Extra rest is a two-edged sword
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    Extra rest is a two-edged sword
    not really. If you've got the silverware, you've got the silverware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post

    No serious sport, trying to host the biggest event in their calendar, would contemplate that as a possibility.
    World Cup Cricket recently in the UK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tewdric View Post
    As Mark says it is not a suprise and they shouldn't have chosen Japan in storm season. At the very least they should have had a reasonable contingency. Cancelling matches and carrying on regardless is outrageous.
    Its is very rare for a Cat 5 Super Typhoon to hit Japan this late in the season. The peak for the big ones is usually July to September, tapering off during the end of September until the end of the season in November.
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    It's been a while since NZ didn't win a pool game. Well done gli Azzurri!
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    Default Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    I'm sure a number of Heineken cup games have been rescheduled in recent years to the next day due to frost/snow.
    You would have thought a 24/48 hour postponement would be perfectly reasonable for any game in the World Cup due to adverse weather conditions on the day.
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    The last team to hold the ABs to 0-0 was Scotland in 1964..!

    WR have planned around some typhoons already so far, but this one is really big.

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    Default Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    If, contrary to the agreed tournament rules, they try to rearrange the Sco Jap game, I wonder if Japan would refuse to play.
    They would be quite entitled to

    , 1 it's the regs and
    2 England and NZ were handed their group courtesy of a cancellation, why shouldn't they get the same
    Japan were okay to reschedule or relocate, up to 48 hours after. It is WR who are putting fan/volunteer safety first, it seems. Traveling to a new venue in such conditions is dangerous. (3 people died in the last smaller typhoon only last week.) ABs are still unbeaten in the pool stages. Unlikely Italy would have prevailed anyway.
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