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World Rugby to hold compensation talks with broadcasters over Typhoon Hagibis impact

A TV screen shows potential impact of typhoon Hagibis as World Rugby announces match cancellations (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

World Rugby has said that it will enter into talks with rights-holding broadcasters after two group-stage matches at the Rugby World Cup in Japan were cancelled given the threat posed by Typhoon Hagibis.

The world governing body held a press conference today (Thursday), at which they announced the cancellation of Saturday’s Pool B New Zealand-Italy fixture in Toyota and the Pool C England-France match in Tokyo. Sunday’s matches, including the highly-anticipated clash between hosts Japan and Scotland in Yokohama, will only go ahead pending successful safety reviews after the typhoon has passed through host venues.

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