The 2019 Rugby World Cup Gazette: typhoon, cardboard and suspension

In front of Canada, Tuesday, South Africa will seek to clinch its qualification for the quarter-finals. A new typhoon threatens Saturday's Ireland-Samoi match.

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South Africa – Canada (Pool B at 12:15 pm)

It's time to face the South Africans for Kingsley Jones and the Canadians.
It's time to face the South Africans for Kingsley Jones and the Canadians. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

South Africa must win. For their fourth and final game in Pool B, the Springboks face Canada at Misaki Stadium in Kobe. Defeated by New Zealand (23-13), the South Africans were then effective by winning two consecutive victories respectively against Namibia (57-3) and Italy (49-3). A new success against Canada would give them a place for the quarter-finals.

Opposite, Canada, a minor nation in the world of rugby, is in trouble in this World Cup. North Americans have scored only one try since the start of the competition, by Andrew Coe, in the defeat to Italy (48-7). Before taking a lesson against the All Blacks (63-0). The Boks, never beaten for the Canuks, are therefore widely favored for this opposition.

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Toulon's Rugby Club president, Mourad Boudjellal, a consultant for Yahoo Sport during the World Cup in Japan, had a message to pass to the players and staff of the French team, after the narrow victory of the Blues against Tonga, Sunday (23-21): "Take power, because it's your story, it's your World Cup"he told the Blues, inviting them to detach from the instructions of coach Jacques Brunel at the next meeting against England. "Get the coaches out", he added, inviting them to "Visit Japan".

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Hagibis … In Japan, this name comes up frequently these days. It is the one attached to a new typhoon that threatens the country (the previous, late September, was Mitag). According to the meteorologists, this would be the most severe gale of the year – winds expected at 180 or 200 km / h – and it could hit the island of Kyushu this weekend.

It is here (in Fukuoka) that the Ireland-Samoa match will take place on Saturday 12 October. A decisive encounter for the Irish: they must win to qualify for the quarter-finals. But the typhoon poses a risk of cancellation on this match. In this case, it is a score of 0-0 that would be recorded, according to the rules of World Rugby. This assumption, coupled with a win the day after Scotland against Japan, could eliminate Ireland.

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"Despite the qualification, I emphasize that we need to be better every game. So I will put the best ones against France. "

No question for the English to play "little arms" against the French and make calculations for the rest of the competition. At least that's what coach Eddie Jones says he wants his team to seriously tackle his last group match Saturday (10:15). The stakes are clear in this opposition: the winner will finish first in pool C and will likely face Australia in the quarterfinals. The loser will be opposed to the Welsh. At the last Crunch, in February as part of the Six Nations Tournament, the XV of the Rose had inflicted a correction to the French (44-8).



Audiences recorded on Japanese television during the Japan-Samoa match on Saturday (October 5th) broke records in the broadcast of a national team rugby match. according to Nikkan Sports, this meeting captured an average of 32.8% market share, peaking at 46.1% when winger Kotaro Matsushima scored the fourth try. The Japan-Russia match, which kicked off the World Cup, had a 18.3% audience.

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We will not see the second-line Argentine Tomas Lavanini in this World Cup. The Leicester player has been suspended for four matches for his high tack on Owen Farrell, in the defeat of Argentina against England (39-10) on Saturday.

Eighth player suspended for veneer dangerous since the start of the World Cup, Tomas Lavanini will not play the last match of Argentina, already eliminated from the competition, against the United States on Wednesday. He will serve his other three games with his English club. Tomas Lavanini will once again be able to walk on the lawn 1st November.

Rugby World Cup: find all the groups

Group A: all you need to know about Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa.

Group B: all you need to know about New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia and Canada.

Group C: all you need to know about France, England, Argentina, Tonga and the United States.

Group D: all you need to know about Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji and Uruguay.

Read also Rugby World Cup 2019: the schedule of the 48 matches of the competition


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