Scotland threaten legal action over possible cancellation

Scotland threaten legal action over possible cancellation

Tokyo - A decision on the game in Yokohama will be made on Sunday



By Reuters

Published: Fri 11 Oct 2019, 8:14 PM

Last updated: Fri 11 Oct 2019, 10:26 PM

Scottish Rugby Union chief Mark Dodson said he is ready to launch a legal challenge to prevent World Cup organisers cancelling his country's game against Japan on Sunday - a measure that would almost certainly eliminate the Scots.
A decision on the game in Yokohama will be made on Sunday when officials are able to assess the level of damage from Typhoon Hagibis, which has already forced the cancellation of two games due to be played on Saturday.
One of those - New Zealand v Italy - eliminated the Italians and World Rugby are adamant that the rules, which say cancelled pool games cannot be rescheduled, must be applied identically across the board.
Should the Yokohama match be cancelled, both Scotland and Japan would receive two points each, meaning Japan and Ireland would finish in the top two in Pool A and reach the quarterfinals, providing the Irish beat the already-eliminated Samoa in their final game.


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