• England adopt laid-back approach to threat of advancing super typhoon

    4 days ago - By The Guardian

    England's World Cup match against France is in jeopardy but the assistant coach John Mitchell and the forward Courtney Lawes are not wasting energy worrying about the weather Listen to certain players and coaches and the super typhoon heading for Japan's capital city may as well be a gentle breeze. “I think people are making it bigger than what it actually is,” suggested the England defence coach, John Mitchell.“It's pretty windy and wet when you play at Exeter... it can't be too different, right?” murmured Courtney Lawes, channelling his inner Michael Fish. Such verdicts may have to be...
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  • France's Poirot detects no cause for alarm if England match is cancelled

    4 days ago - By The Guardian

    • Prop content to progress from Pool C at Rugby World Cup
    • ‘It would have been a problem if qualification was at stake' France's Jefferson Poirot has insisted he was not fazed by the prospect of his side finishing as runners-up in their World Cup pool with the Super Typhoon Hagibis set to hit this weekend's fixtures and affect the tournament's quarter-final lineup. World Rugby was overnight set to announce whether France's Pool C decider with England in Yokohama has been cancelled, with the violent tropical storm headed for Tokyo and the surrounding area this weekend. France were due to...
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