8 Oct 2019

Rugby World Cup keeps eye on typhoon heading for Japan

From Checkpoint, 5:52 pm on 8 October 2019

Rugby World Cup bosses, teams and fans are keeping their eyes on powerful typhoon forming to the south of Japan which could bring fierce winds and torrential rain over the weekend.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Hagibis is expected to reach the highest level of "violent".

The JMA says it could be the strongest to hit Japan this year, predicted to hit the southern island of Kyushu on Saturday.

RNZ rugby reporter Joe Porter is in Tokyo. He joins us with the details.