England v France cancelled as Japan braces for ‘super typhoon’

England sit atop Pool C on 15 points with France trailing by two on 13 points. Argentina’s win over USA on Wednesday afternoon was not enough to help them qualify for the knockout stages. The 2015 semi-finalists will exit the tournament in coming days.


In Pool D, Australia and Wales are guaranteed quarter final spots. The only way the Wallabies could top the pool is if they beat Georgia on Friday and the Welsh lost to Uruguay on Sunday.

If Australia beat Georgia and the Wales v Uruguay game in Shizuoka is also called off, it will make no difference to the final pool standings, with the Wallabies and Wales level on points but Wales on top having beaten Australia in the pool stages.

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