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Scottish Rugby fined £70,000 over Mark Dodson’s World Cup comments

• SRU ordered to aplogise for criticism over threat to Japan game• Scottish Rugby to ‘reflect on outcome and consider our options’The Scottish Rugby Union has been formally reprimanded and fined £70,000 for comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson …

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Scottish Rugby fined £70,000 over Mark Dodson’s World Cup comments

• SRU ordered to aplogise for criticism over threat to Japan game• Scottish Rugby to ‘reflect on outcome and consider our options’The Scottish Rugby Union has been formally reprimanded and fined £70,000 for comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson …

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Rugby World Cup power rankings: breaking down all 20 teams in Japan

England, Ireland and Wales are among the throng pushing to challenge New Zealand as the World Cup enters crunch timeNormal service has been resumed. After the surreal scenes of the All Blacks not being No 1 (Wales were, then Ireland!) they enter the qu…

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Scotland question World Rugby misconduct charges over Japan match

Scottish Rugby query whether action is ‘appropriate’Charges laid after comments about potential cancellationScottish Rugby have questioned whether misconduct charges levelled at them for their comments about the potential cancellation of their World Cu…

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World Rugby throws book at Scotland following war of words over cancellation

SRU weighed up legal action if Japan game was called offScotland to be charged with bringing game into disreputeWorld Rugby is taking disciplinary action against the Scottish Rugby Union for remarks made by its chief executive, Mark Dodson, over the po…

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World Rugby throws book at Scotland following war of words over cancellation

SRU weighed up legal action if Japan game was called offScotland to be charged with bringing game into disreputeWorld Rugby is taking disciplinary action against the Scottish Rugby Union for remarks made by its chief executive, Mark Dodson, over the po…

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Gregor Townsend keen on fresh start after Jekyll and Hyde World Cup | Andy Bull

Scotland coach refuses to make excuses for early implosion in Japan – but has he done enough to keep the job?Scotland lost well. In the first minutes after this painful defeat, Gregor Townsend and his players spoke frankly about how they had fallen sho…

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Japan captain Michael Leitch says victory ‘was about more than just us’

• Typhoon victims uppermost in Japan team’s thoughts• Scotland admit hosts were superior after Rugby World Cup exitJapan’s captain, Michael Leitch, believes the host nation can still achieve more at this Rugby World Cup and provide some comfort for the…

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Japan show world their defiance and skill in face of typhoon destruction | Andy Bull

Brave Blossoms proved their ability in the most difficult circumstances with a ferocious performance against ScotlandIt was a short silence, scarcely a minute, but there was so much in it. All the swirling, clashing, contradictory emotions of a match u…

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Rugby World Cup: Japan defeat Scotland, Wales stutter against Uruguay – video highlights

Scotland are out of the Rugby World Cup after a stunning 28-21 win by hosts Japan in Yokohama booked a quarter-final against South Africa. Japan were 21-7 up at half-time and the Brave Blossoms sealed a bonus point soon after the break with their fourt…

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Japan hang on to reach Rugby World Cup last eight and send Scotland out

• Hosts dazzle before being made to sweat by Scots’ recovery• Kenki Fukuoka scores two tries as Japan top Pool ANo side have lit up this Rugby World Cup more than Japan and here was another electrifying result for the sport as whole. For the first time…

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Japan v Scotland: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

Live updates of crucial Pool A decider | Kick off: 11.45am BSTScotland v Japan to go ahead but Namibia v Canada called offAndy Bull: Japan ready to think big after hard years with JonesEmail lee.calvert.casual@theguardian.com | Tweet @bloodandmud 11.43…

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Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Japan match to go ahead

World Rugby rules crucial game can proceed in wake of typhoonWales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga on, Namibia v Canada offThe under-threat Rugby World Cup pool match between Scotland and Japan is to go ahead as scheduled on Sunday.Tournament organisers have…

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Scotland in World Cup limbo ahead of must-win game that may not happen

Japan game hinges on safety inspection that could send Gregor Townsend’s side home and raise major questions over planningScotland were bunkered in their Yokohama hotel on Saturday, warned not to go outside and face the torrential rain that precipitate…

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Brave Blossoms tackle typhoon Hagibis flood waters for training – video

Rugby World Cup hosts Japan braved high waters and a sodden pitch for their captain’s run at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium on Saturday, as Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Honshu, Japan’s most populous island.The Brave Blossoms are scheduled to face Sco…

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Scottish Rugby boss calls for 24-hour delay to Japan match – video

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson has asked World Rugby to postpone the pivotal Pool A encounter against host nation Japan by 24 hours rather than risk cancelling it because of the approaching typhoon Hagibis. Scotland need to beat Japan …

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Revealed: Typhoon contingency plan was to move matches 14 miles away

• Yokohama’s back-up venue was the nearby Tokyo Stadium• Oita and Sapporo explored too late in wake of Typhoon HagibisWorld Rugby’s failure to properly prepare for Japan’s extreme weather can be revealed with World Cup organisers initially making plans…

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It’s time to get some perspective over the typhoon when lives are at stake | Ugo Monye

It’s an incredibly tough situation for World Rugby to be in but if Japan v Scotland has to be played behind closed doors to preserve integrity and ensure safety, then so be itFirstly, some perspective. There are people living in the suburbs of Tokyo wh…

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‘We will not be collateral damage’: Scotland to fight moves to cancel Japan match

• SRU’s Dodson promises to fight moves to cancel Japan match• Scotland says cancellation would harm integrity of World CupThe Scottish Rugby Union chief executive, Mark Dodson, says he will not allow Scotland to become the World Cup’s “collateral damag…

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Talk of legal action by Scotland ‘undermines’ Japanese rugby’s hard work, says coach

Jamie Joseph fires up at reports of legal proceedingsSunday’s game with Scotland under threat from typhoonJamie Joseph has hit out at Scotland for threatening legal action against World Rugby if the typhoon approaching the Tokyo area forces the cancell…