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Heavy rain and strong wind brought by super typhoon Hagibis are seen over the U.S. territory of Guam on Tuesday

Heavy rain and strong wind brought by super typhoon Hagibis are seen over the U.S. territory of Guam on Tuesday

ZINA SHEVCHENKO via REUTERS

Heavy rain and strong wind brought by super typhoon Hagibis are seen over the U.S. territory of Guam on Tuesday

World Rugby has called a press conference for 4.0am on Thursday morning (Irish time) in which an update will be issued on whether England's World Cup clash with France will be moved or cancelled.

Super Typhoon Hagibis is due to sweep through Tokyo this weekend, affecting the Pool C decider at International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday and also Scotland's pivotal group showdown against Japan 24 hours later.

The options available to World Rugby are to either cancel the all-Six Nations fixture or move it to Oita, where the quarter-finals are being staged.

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