Ireland's World Cup adventure has dribbled to Supertiphon Hagibis. Before the virulent mass of one of the most aggressive phenomena that Japan has visited in recent times shifted its focus to Tokyo, the party of the Irish in Fukuoka was hanging from dark clouds. Had it been canceled, the two points of the tie would have left Clover XV on the verge of elimination. Despite the bad condition of the grass, the strong wind and playing an hour with one less, the Irish have submitted this Saturday to Samoa (47-5) and are already in rooms waiting for the verdict on Japan-Scotland to determine their position. Without contingency plans, it is planned that the decision on that and two other parties be taken early Sunday.
World Rugby – the international federation – is off the beaten path due to its lack of weather forecast. The only contingency plan was to transfer the Yokohama meetings to Tokyo, about 23 kilometers, according to the British newspaper. The guardian. When he had to look for alternatives to England-France in the north of the country, just a few days ago, it was already too late. You will have to make one of the most important decisions in your history based on the material and human damage of the supertiphon. The forecasts for Sunday afternoon are favorable, but the effects on the facilities or on public transport could delay the game or force its dispute behind closed doors.
After the Irish victory, Scotland runs out of its unlikely escape and needs to win the hosts without getting bonus points for losing less than seven or, if they succeed, score them four trials. He Clover XV, which provisionally leads Group A, would only maintain that honor – South Africa would be measured at the crossroads and avoid the All Blacks – in case of Japanese defeat. The two points of the cancellation would give Japan first place and eliminate Scotland, which has threatened World Rugby with legal action.
Before Samoa, Ireland began dominant with its front and took advantage of the waterfall of rival faults to open the gap. Sexton sent the first blow of punishment to the band and from there they built the rehearsal on a platform culminated by Rory Best. Then, Seilala Lam left ten minutes to the bench for the nth high plate of his team, the most admonished of the tournament. He took advantage of the inferiority of his rival in the front Clover XV to achieve his second mark in an onslaught of the beefy Furlong.
The Irish staging was remarkable as Fukuoka's grass began to show the first evidence of its interinity. He did not prevent the first ride of the three green quarters, with a protagonist Jordan Larmour who begins to win the gallons as a defender against veteran Rob Kearney. The sequence ended with Sexton posing under sticks and throwing himself to meet his substitutes.
The Irish macula was put by Bundee Aki, who saw the red one after plating with his shoulder in the face at the Samoan Seuteni opening. The referee reviewed the play on television and saw nothing to mitigate the offense. The New Zealand center could argue that it was a confusing move after a loss and that the Samoan was found, but the players have been warned for two years: accelerating in search of a blunt open-field tackle carries risks. If he had gone with a less aggressive attitude, he would not have been expelled and at least the room duel would not be lost.
The good organization of the defenses has relativized the numerical inferiority, a whole wound in a rugby match. Ireland, with its dominant front, had in its favor that the absence occurred in the rear and could continue to wield its powerful gear. In its most compromised version, Sexton would secure the bonus point of the four trials to the edge of the break and left half an hour after the end. Joe Schmidt needs to take care of the best player in the world in 2018. As corroborated by Japan, Ireland without him is a worldly team.