Hagibis was unusual in scale, but it’s not like there were no warnings

Japan triumphed 28-21 to knock Scotland out of the World Cup’Contingency questions need to be asked’

https://finalcracked.com/aiseesoft-video-converter-ultimate-crack-all-registration-code/ A light needs shining on World Rugby’s much vaunted contingency planning, but who has the heart for it? Scotland are alone in this. That’s not to say it does not have a case. It does.

The decision to make Japan the host country was announced in 2009. A decade to prepare. There was concern all along that the tournament was going to be held in typhoon season – July to October – but with the really active months being August and September.

World Rugby spoke constantly about their “robust contingency plans”. Those contingency plans were needed during the tournament but they didn’t appear to be there. The Guardian newspaper reported – and the report was never denied by World Rugby – that the contingency plan for extreme weather in Yokohama was to move games scheduled from there to Tokyo Stadium, just 14 miles away. Typhoons are a tad bigger than 14 miles wide. At its peak, Hagibis was measured at 870 miles wide. Moving games along the road wasn’t deemed much of a plan.

This is where Scottish Rugby want to take this story and where World Rugby would perhaps rather not take it. Everybody knew that even though the World Cup was being held towards the end of the typhoon season that a typhoon was still not a possibility but a probability. Even before Hagibis, statistics showed three of the top 10 most expensive typhoons in Japan in the last 50 years occurred in the last 24 months. You didn’t need to be Confucius to know about the threat.

It was the fourth major rainfall disaster to afflict Japan in the past 14 months. Also, the notion that you couldn’t fully legislate for a devastating typhoon so late in typhoon season is deeply questionable.

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