Typhoon im­pacts rugby, F1 race

Edmonton Sun - - SPORTS -

HONG KONG — With a super typhoon bear­ing down on Ja­pan, Rugby World Cup or­ga­niz­ers on Thurs­day can­celled two matches for the first time.

Satur­day’s games be­tween New Zealand and Italy in Toy­ota City and be­tween Eng­land and France in Yoko­hama were can­celled be­cause of safety con­cerns.

Mean­while, or­ga­niz­ers of Ja­pan’s For­mula One Grand Prix have can­celled all prac­tice and qual­i­fy­ing ses­sions sched­uled for Satur­day. Sun­day’s race is still set to go on.

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