Rugby World Cup New Zealand game canceled ... October 10, 18:55
New Zealand, aiming for the first three consecutive titles in history, was canceled due to the impact of Typhoon No. 19, and was scheduled to stay in Aichi Prefecture on the 12th. It is broken.
New Zealand planned to return to Tokyo on the 11th, and to return to Tokyo on the 14th after the match, in preparation for the final match against Italy, which was scheduled at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture.
However, due to the influence of Typhoon No. 19, the game was decided to be canceled, so that it would remain in the Tokyo area and adjustments would be made, making it necessary to secure new accommodation facilities.
The hotel in Urayasu, Chiba, where you are currently staying, has a large theme park nearby, so you can't stay as it is because the weekends are full of reservations.
For this reason, I was looking for a hotel where I could stay while consulting with the tournament organizer, but it seemed that it was crowded and I was struggling to secure it.
Steve Hansen Head Coach said, “I had heard that there was a possibility of being canceled before the tournament, but I didn't expect it to happen. I do n’t know. ”
On top of that, he said, “There are players in the first league who wanted to play a little more in the first league, but this is not a big problem. I want to adjust while watching the weather.”
Captain Kieran Reed said, “I wanted to play because it was an important game for us and Italy, but I must understand that safety is important. I want to prepare for the game. "
New Zealand reporter
Freelance Jamie Wall reporter for New Zealand national team said that the game against Italy was canceled. “I think that not only New Zealand but also Japanese people were looking forward to the All Blacks game. It ’s a shame, but it ’s a plus for the team that the players can rest for a long time, but it ’s a minus because it ’s no longer possible for players who have recovered from the injury to make adjustments, ”he said.
High school student to Japan with support "disappointing"
In order to support the national team, high school students who were visiting Japan from New Zealand heard regrets about the cancellation of the match.
Fielding High School, a prestigious rugby school in New Zealand, is coming to Japan to support the New Zealand national team participating in the Rugby World Cup.
I was planning to watch a match against Italy on the 12th, but on the 10th, the New Zealand national team's match was canceled due to the influence of typhoon 19 in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture, where I was visiting for a rugby exchange game with Japanese high school students I knew that
The students were planning to return to Japan on the 13th and were disappointed that they could not watch the next game.
Jon Stewart, the captain of the team, said, “Although it would have been affected by the typhoon, I was very disappointed to see the big event I was looking forward to.”
New Zealand high school and sister school
Sakae High School in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture has been interacting with New Zealand since 1993 due to a partnership between a New Zealand high school and a sister school.
High school students receive indigenous people, Maori ship models, and other things from students who have been exchange students.
Also, when a student from the sister school's rugby club visited high school, the New Zealand national team performed a “Haka” to be performed before the match.
For this reason, first-year and second-year boys at Hakoku High School performed haka at sports festivals every year, and at last month's athletic festival, approximately 550 boys performed “haka”.
As for the game on the 12th, nine students in the rugby club had tickets, so I was looking forward to seeing the New Zealand match up close.
However, on the 10th, the student who had the ticket decided to cancel, “Sadly, I wanted to see New Zealand play live”.
Rugby director Susumu Watanabe said, “Sorry because the students were also looking forward to it. I want to give guidance so that the children can do everything they can,” Haka says. It was.