Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan

With the final countdown to this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan well under way, organisers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously earthquake and typhoon-prone country, tournament director Alan Gilpin told AFP.

On the pitch, Gilpin predicted the 2019 edition of rugby's showpiece would be the "most competitive ever" with a narrowing gap between the top 15 teams, and hosts Japan "definitely" capable of reaching their first quarter-final.

Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan
Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan

Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan

With the final countdown to this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan well under way, organisers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously earthquake and typhoon-prone country, tournament director Alan Gilpin told AFP.

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