World Rugby's issues latest typhoon update

The final whistle after the 2011 quarter-final in Wellington

The final whistle after the 2011 quarter-final in Wellington

However, if Scotland do not get onto the field against Japan on Sunday, their World Cup campaign will be all but over, provided Ireland do not lose to Samoa.

Typhoon Hagibis is expected to bring torrential rain and violent winds to southern Japan this weekend, potentially causing havoc to the final World Cup group stage matches.

Hagibis is now classed as "violent" - the JMA's highest classification, with gusts as strong as 270 kilometres per hour.

While contingency plans have not been officially confirmed, tournament organisers may have to switch "Le Crunch" to another venue, if it has to be postponed until Sunday, as hosts Japan take on Scotland at Yokohama Stadium that evening.

According to the latest modelling from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Super Typhoon Hagibis is now projected to clip southeastern Japan, near Tokyo and Yokohama. Winds of up to 300km/h are forecast.

"We are now monitoring the development of a typhoon off the south coast of Japan in partnership with our weather information experts", said a World Rugby spokesman.

The Office of Governor of Commonwealth's Northern Mariana Islands confirmed the storm's super typhoon status and shared a statement on Facebook, confirming US President Donald Trump's approval of an emergency declaration for the tropical cyclone.

Therefore, if Wales' final fixture is washed out, the northern hemisphere side will fall a point short of the Wallabies given they will only get two points for a cancelled match.

However, if a match during the pool phase has to be cancelled, it counts as a 0-0 draw.

Fiji now sit in third place in Pool D with 7 points, Australia is in first place with 11 points and Wales is second with 9 points.

Fiji will face Wales at 9.45 tonight.

"We won't be thinking about that, we will just be focusing on the game".

Meanwhile, Australia's Friday game against Georgia should not be affected and the Wallabies would expect to claim a bonus point victory.

Wales will qualify for the last eight if it beats Fiji on Wednesday but a draw against Uruguay could jeopardize its ability to top the pool.

Topping Pool D would likely allow the Wallabies to play France, rather than England, in the quarter-finals.

Elsewhere, the stakes are even higher.

The players and coaches, however, are remaining resolute.

Fiji has played against Wales three times in the Rugby World Cup; 2007, 2011 and 2015.

"We've had a couple of maul opportunities that we didn't quite nail, one for a penalty against us for disconnecting but we had a good set-up". It doesn't matter. It's fine.

"We'll try to improve more and to create problems for Scotland's defence and put their attacks under pressure".

"We are from Glasgow, from Ayrshire".

"By all accounts things can change reasonably quickly, but we are playing here on Saturday against Samoa unless we're otherwise informed".

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