Englands climax to the World Cup group stage against France is facing the threat of Super Typhoon Hagibis of injury, illness and also the strategy.
Captain Owen Farrell along with hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie are struck down with a stomach bug, while Billy Vunipola, Jack Nowell and Joe Marler have been treated because of collapses sustained in Saturdays victory over Argentina.
However, the biggest concern around the Pool C decider may be from one of the most competitive typhoons ever recorded, which is on course to wipe out both the weekend.
In which it could have a significant influence on the all-Six Nations struggle of England, Irelands crunch fixture against Samoa had threatened on Saturday in Fukuoka but is moving towards Yokohama and Tokyo.
We dont have any control over the weather and we must prepare for the game and see how it goes, assault coach Scott Wisemantel explained.
Concerning the permutation around the game and shared points, we are only focusing on playing to win. I live in a bubble and that I do not know where the match could be performed (if its called off).
One thing I have learnt from Japan is they prepare for the worst and usually it will not eventuate.
Hagibis has escalated by a tropical storm with winds estimated at 160mph place to make it one of the most dramatic intensifications of almost any tropical cyclone since recordings started, into a Category 5 super typhoon.
Management cans disappear and change and there have already been false alarms at this World Cup but on its own current trajectory its due to strike this weekend to Tokyo and Yokohama.
Any games cancelled because of weather issues are registered as scoreless draws and would not have any effect on the standings as France and England have already qualified for the quarter-finals.
Efforts could be made to stage the match elsewhere but contingency plans have not been made public and any changes would lead to havoc to the aims of travelling supporters.
Nearly 150,000 lovers are expected to attend the weekends two matches in International Stadium Yokohama, including Sundays crunch showdown involving Japan and Scotland that will help determine a competitive Pool A.
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