Game on - Japan v Scotland

Game on

Game on - Japan v Scotland

Scotland's final Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Japan will go ahead as scheduled (kicking off at 11.45am BST, 7.45pm local time) it was confirmed today - live on ITV/STV.

The decision was taken following a comprehensive assessment of the venue and associated infrastructure this morning in partnership with the Host City.

World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee would like to thank everyone involved for their significant efforts to enable the match to be played as scheduled following one of largest and most powerful typhoons to hit Japan in recent years.

Fans attending tonight’s match are advised to check travel operator information before departing and plan to arrive early as it may take longer than usual to enter the stadium.

Fans should also expect a significantly reduced level of spectator service in terms of catering and merchandise sales owing to limitations on venue staff availability as a result of the typhoon.

To ensure the best-possible fan experience, the decision has been made to allow fans to bring non-alcoholic beverage into the venue for personal consumption. All drinks will be decanted into cups at the point of entry. This change in policy will only be operational for this match. As per the earlier announcement, fans are permitted to bring food into venues for personal consumption.

Transport operations in and around Yokohama will progressively return to normal service levels throughout the day and we will provide ongoing updates via the @Japan2019_ENG fan information Twitter account throughout the day.

As Yokohama International Stadium is located within the engineered flood defences of Yokohama City, there will be significant amounts of water in the surrounding floodplains and river. This is normal and should not alarm fans.

A Scottish Rugby spokesperson said: “We are pleased our game v Japan game going ahead this evening.

"We would like to thank everyone involved for enabling this match to take place and look forward to playing the Brave Blossoms to conclude our Rugby World Cup Pool.

“It has obviously been an incredibly difficult night across large areas of Japan and Typhoon Hagibis certainly made its presence felt in Yokohama where the team are staying.

"We pass on our best wishes to everyone affected by the storm and our friends in Japan who continue to be great hosts.”

Fans are encouraged to monitor official Rugby World Cup social and digital channels, including the @Japan2019_ENG for further information and updates.

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