Ireland did not tremble against Samoa. Victorious 47-5 on Saturday, Green Erin secured her qualification for the quarter-finals of the World Cup taking place in Japan. This success puts the Irish in first place in Pool A standings, pending the shock Sunday afternoon between Japan and Scotland (12:45), which will designate the last qualifier for the finals.
A defeat of the host country against their Scottish neighbor would ensure the first place of the group to the Irish, while a draw or a Japanese victory would relegate them to second place. But one unknown remains on the holding of this meeting, questioned with the arrival on the archipelago of Typhoon Hagibis.
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The organizers will take their decision Sunday morning after evaluating the possible damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis on the stadium of the suburbs of Tokyo (72,000 seats), located by the sea, and transport networks. Saturday, two meetings were canceled for the same reasons: the long awaited clash between France and England and New Zealand-Italy.
France set Sunday for its quarter
Unknown on the shifts. For the moment, none of the seven teams qualified for the quarter-finals knows precisely his opponent. We must wait for the last meetings of pools A and D, scheduled Sunday. The second place in France will probably make him face Wales in the quarterfinals. And avoid at the same time England and New Zealand, which are in the other half of the table, in the semifinals in case of victory.
Here is the program, in French time with bold countries assured to play the day said:
- Saturday, October 19th:
9:15: England - Australia or Wales
12.15: New Zealand - Ireland, Japan or Scotland
- Sunday, October 20th:
9:15: France - Wales or Australia
12.15 pm: South Africa - Ireland or Japan