Englands orgasm to the World Cup group stage against France is facing the triple threat of illness, injury and the way.
Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie and captain Owen Farrell are struck down with a stomach bug, while Joe Marler, Jack Nowell and Billy Vunipola have been treated for collapses.
But the biggest concern around the Pool C decider may be from one of the very aggressive typhoons which is to wipe out both the weekend games being played in Yokohama.
In which it could have a significant effect on the all-Six Nations clash of England Irelands crunch fixture against Samoa had threatened on Saturday in Fukuoka but is now moving towards Yokohama and Tokyo.
We dont have any control over the weather and we have to get ready for the match and see how it goes, assault coach Scott Wisemantel said.
Seeing the permutation around the sport and shared factors, were only focusing on playing to win. I live in a bubble and I dont know where the game could be played (if its called off).
One thing Ive learnt in Japan is they prepare for the worst and usually it will not eventuate.
Hagibis has escalated into a Category 5 super typhoon from a tropical storm, with winds estimated.
Such storms may fade and change direction and there have already been false alerts at this World Cup – but on its trajectory it is due to hit this weekend to Tokyo and Yokohama.
Any games cancelled due to weather problems are registered as scoreless pulls and would have no impact on the standings since France and England have already qualified to the quarter-finals.
Contingency plans have not been made public although efforts could be made to point the game everywhere and any changes would cause havoc on the plans of supporters.
Nearly 150,000 lovers are due to attend the weekends two games in International Stadium Yokohama, such as Sundays crunch showdown between Japan and Scotland that will help decide a ferociously competitive Pool A.
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