ENGLAND will not face France on Saturday in the potential decider for top spot in Pool C at the Rugby World Cup.
Despite both teams already qualifying for the quarter-final stage, the Rugby World Cup clash would determine who they would take on in the next round.
Eddie Jones’ England side will sit out their clash against France but still qualify topCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Why has England vs France been cancelled?
Japan has been hit by Super Typhoon Hagibis that is set to devastate much of the eastern coast over the weekend.
Wind speeds have reached up to 175mph as it closes in on the Asian nation.
Wales’ clash against Uruguay is also expected to be cancelled along with Japan vs Scotland.
Rugby is not the only sport set to be affected with F1 in Suzuka also being hit.
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How many points will each team be given?
The game will be marked down as a draw with the scores 0-0.
That means that England and France will get two points each.
This is instead of a maximum of five points for a bonus-point victory.
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England and France are already through to the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup so that will not change.
But with Eddie Jones’ side currently holding a two-point advantage over Les Bleus – they would go through a Pool C winners.
That would mean France get a, theoretically, tougher draw in the next round as they face the victors of Pool D which will likely be Wales.