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Force of Nature

Typhoon Hagibis triggered floods and landslides as it battered Japan with wind speeds of up to 140mph. It made landfall on Saturday in izu Pennisula, southwest of Tokyo and moved up the east coast. Almost half a million homes were left without power. At least 30 people have been reported dead and many more are missing.

The typhoon was not the only unstoppable force in Japan this weekend. Also cooking up a storm was the Japanese Rugby Union team who played an epic game against Scotland to finally emerge victorious 28 - 21 and in doing so secured their first ever World Cup quarter final place. Their next match will be against South Africa and promises to be another amazing match. 

Special mention must also go to the Canadian Rugby team. Their match against Namibia was preemptively called off due to the approaching typhoon. Rugby World Cup praised the Canadian players after posting a video to social media showing them assisting with the clean up. Tournament organizers posted on Twitter "Following the cancellation of their match in Kamaishi, @RugbyCanada players headed out to help with recovery efforts, showing the true value of the game" 

This World Cup is certainly providing plenty to be proud of both on and off the pitch.