WATCH: Springboks train as Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan

WATCH: Springboks train as Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan

The Springboks trained in wet and windy conditions as Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on Saturday.

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It is expected that Yokohama and Tokyo will be hit hard by Typhoon Hagibis on Saturday afternoon and local news channels in Japan are already reporting flooding and extensive damage in coastal regions of Honshu.

The Springboks are currently in Kobe City and are only due to travel to Tokyo on Monday ahead of the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup. 

Although some 500 kilometres stand between Kobe and Tokyo, the city is experiencing heavy rainfall and harsh winds already. 

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The Springboks were due to train indoors today but could not make it to their venue, so the forwards trained in the gym while the backs had a session in the wet weather to practice handling in tough conditions. 

In the lead up to the weekend, World Rugby were forced to cancel New Zealand's clash with Italy and England's match against France. Sunday evening's big pool A decider between Japan and Scotland is still scheduled to go ahead.

However, World Rugby will assess conditions first thing on Sunday morning to make a final decision as to whether that match will be played. 

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