Rugby World Cup: England-France match called off because of Typhoon Hagibis

Typhoon Hagibis is expected to make landfall in the Tokyo region on Saturday

England’s Rugby World Cup Pool C match against France on Saturday has been called off because of Typhoon Hagibis.

World Rugby will provide official confirmation of the cancellation at 04:00 BST on Thursday.

Hagibis is moving towards Japan and expected to make landfall on Saturday.

England were due to meet France in Yokohama. There is no news yet on Scotland’s Pool A match against Japan, which is scheduled to take place in the same stadium on Sunday.

If the Scotland-Japan match was to be cancelled, under tournament rules