A typhoon which influence Irelands World Cup campaign and may strike Japan on Saturday is being monitored by world Rugby.
Typhoon Hagibis has shaped from the Western Pacific Ocean off Japans coast, together with predictions suggesting it may reach on the island of Kyushu that weekend.
Ireland face Samoa in the Kyushu city of Fukuoka on Saturday, in which a bonus-point success to secure their place at the quarter-finals is needed by Joe Schmidts guys.
Any games cancelled at the World Cup are enrolled as scoreless draws, making two things.
That situation if Gregor Townsends men conquer both Russia on Wednesday, would permit the chance to leapfrog Ireland into second position to Scotland and hosts Japan on Sunday.
Predictions of typhoons hitting Japan and interrupting the championship have so far neater.
The clash of France had threatened but the game was finished with no difficulty.
World Rugby is monitoring the situation and will issue additional updates as the situation grows.
We are currently monitoring the development of a typhoon off the south shore of Japan in partnership with our weather data experts, said a World Rugby spokesman.
It is still too early to determine what, if any, impact therell be on training or match activities.