11 Oct 2019

RWC: All Blacks and fans react to cancelled games

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 11 October 2019

Fans are divided - with some empathetic and others incensed - over two Rugby World Cup games in Japan being abandoned. The cancellations are the first in the tournament's history - with World Rugby insisting the threat of super typhoon Hagibis makes it too risky for the teams and fans. The All Blacks final pool game against Italy in Toyota and England's match against France in Yokohama have been cancelled, with the four teams receiving two points for a draw. The reaction was one of disappointment but understanding from the All Blacks. Rugby reporter Joe Porter is in Tokyo.