After the morass of Super Typhoon Hagibis, without even kicking a ball the turmoil that it has afforded on the Scotland outrage at their potential elimination along with Rugby World Cup 2019 at Japan, 1 factor has seemingly been abandoned.
A Japan vs Scotland Pool A cancellation, and 0-0 draw that is consequent along with 2 competition points apiece could really be enough for both sides to advance, based on Saturdays result between Ireland and Samoa.
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While New Zealand vs Italy at Toyota City and two scheduled Saturday Tests: England vs France at Yokohama have been cancelled – an extreme step in World Cup background – Ireland vs Samoa in Fukuoka is going forward.
Should Joe Schmidts fees shed that Evaluation without selecting up bonus-point – an outcome which, granted, would create a shock – theyd stay on their Pool A points total of 11.
Scotland have 10 points, while Japan have 14. So were Ireland to shed and pick nothing up, both Japan and Scotland would actually advance to the quarter-finals in case of a cancellation; Japan as pool winners with 16 points to face South Africa in Tokyo on Sunday October 20, also Scotland as runners-up on 12 factors to face New Zealand in Oita on Saturday October 19.
Were Ireland to lose but pick up a shedding bonus-point and thus end on 12 points, even as Scotland would also do in case of a cancellation, Ireland would still go through due to their better head-to-head recording with Gregor Townsends men.
World Rugby will announce by 12am BST Sunday whether or not Scotlands game against Japan will go.

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