EDITORIAL

One could only feel for the nation of Japan as Typhoon Hagibis bore down this week.

The Rugby World Cup 2019 host had laid on a splendid four weeks of sport and - a few quibbles over refereeing decisions aside - was on track to deliver the best tournament yet. The Cherry Blossoms had reaffirmed their more recent, deserved sobriquet as the Brave Blossoms by overcoming Russia, Ireland and Samoa.

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