England’s World Cup clash with France called off due to Super Typhoon Hagibis

England’s World Cup group decider against France in Yokohama on Saturday has been cancelled due to the approach of Super Typhoon Hagibis, the PA news agency understands.

For the first time in nine instalments of the tournament, a match will not be played as World Rugby act in the face of a tropical storm described by the Japan Meteorological Agency as “violent”.

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With all games cancelled due to weather problems registered as scoreless draws it means England will progress as Pool C winners into the quarter-finals, where they almost certainly will face Australia.

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