12 October 2019 11:50
Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup 2019. Typhoon Hagibis – which has been described as the biggest of the year – has already seen two Pool matches (England vs France and New Zealand vs Canada) called off over safety fears. Today's match between Ireland and Samoa is set to go ahead, but all four of Sunday's matches will be reviewed on Sunday morning. One of those sees Scotland rugby team face Japan and, should that one be called off, Scotland would (in all likelihood) be eliminated from the tournament… Stay tuned to Standard Sport for all the latest… Live Updates RED CARD! 29 mins: It's a long breather for Bundee Aki. That's his evening over.
It didn't look good in real time, it looked worse on replay. Seunteni, who took the contact, is up and looks OK. 29 mins: Bundee Aki leads with the shoulder. He could be taking a breather here... Blink and you'll miss it. Samoa respond just as Ireland were looking to put his game beyond them. Stander is the last line of defence but Lam's momentum takes him through the No8 and over the line. Ireland 21-5 Samoa Now. Ireland have had 86 per cent territory. Only Sexton would cross the whitewash and then dither with ball in hand as he looks to make the conversion a little easier for himself. After a brief pause, he gives up in his quest for the posts and pops it down. His kick is good anyway: 21-zip. Advertisement TRY! Ireland 21-0 Samoa They're not hanging around here. The pitch is chewing up under the weight of the scrum in Fukuoka. 14 mins: Leiua looks to have intercepted it in the middle as he bolts for the whitewash but we're coming back for a knock-on. Advertisement It's Furlong this time who dances through Samoan shirts from 10 metres out. Impressive start from the Irish, who can only be certain of a spot in the last eight with a four-try victory. Ireland 14-0 Samoa Half way to the bonus point already. SIN BIN! 6 mins: Seilala Lam (Samoa) Advertisement 6 mins: The TMO is involved again here. Seilala Lam goes in full force on Stockdale and his shoulder gives the Irishman a healthy smack on the chin. That's not pretty. Ireland catch the line out and drive for the line. Rory Best pins the ball down and Sexton kicks the extras, but not before a delay as the TMO weighs in to check CJ Stander's role. It's OK and the on-field decision stands. TRY! 4 mins: TRY! Ireland 7-0 Samoa Advertisement 3 mins: Mulipola is pinged for coming in at the side and Ireland win the first penalty. They kick for the corner... 1 mins: We're under way in Fukuoka Samoa perform the Siva Tau. Now we're ready. Advertisement Ireland vs Samoa Anyway, we've got some rugby to focus on for the time being. Ireland need a bonus-point win to advance, anthems done, kick-off beckons... Here's how Pool A would finish if Japan vs Scotland is called off Next Can't see the Typhoon at Rugby World Cup LIVE blog? Click here to access our desktop page. Sept 20 Japan 30-10 Russia Pool A, Tokyo Report Sept 21 Australia 39-21 Fiji Pool D, Sapporo Report Sept 21 France 23-21 Argentina Pool C, Tokyo Report Sept 21 New Zealand 23-13 South Africa Pool B, Yokohama Report Sept 22 Italy 47-22 Namibia Pool B, Osaka Report Sept 22 Ireland 27-3 Scotland Pool A, Yokohama Report Sept 22 England 35-3 Tonga Pool C, Sapporo Report Sept 23 Wales 43-14 Georgia Pool D, Toyota City Report Sept 24 Russia 9-34 Samoa Pool A, Kumagaya Report Sept 25 Fiji 27-30 Uruguay Pool D, Kamaishi Report Sept 26 Italy 48-7 Canada Pool B, Fukuoka Report Sept 26 England 45-7 USA Pool C, Kobe Report Sept 28 Argentina 28-12 Tonga Pool C, Higashiosaka Report Sept 28 Japan 19-2 Ireland Pool A, Shizuoka Report Sept 28 South Africa 53-7 Namibia Pool B, Toyota City Report Sept 29 Georgia 33-7 Uruguay Pool D, Kumagaya Report Sept 29 Australia 25-29 Wales Pool D, Tokyo Report Sept 30 Scotland 34-0 Samoa Pool A, Kobe Report Oct 2 France 33-9 USA Pool C, Fukuoka Report Oct 2 New Zealand 63-0 Canada Pool B, Oita Report Oct 3 Georgia 10-45 Fiji Pool D, Higashiosaka Report Oct 3 Ireland 35-0 Russia Pool A, Kobe Report Oct 4 South Africa 49-3 Italy Pool B, Shizuoka Report Oct 5 Australia 45-10 Uruguay Pool D, Oita Report Oct 5 England 39-10 Argentina Pool C, Tokyo Report Oct 5 Japan 38-19 Samoa Pool A, Toyota City Report Oct 6 New Zealand 71-9 Namibia Pool B, Tokyo Report Oct 6 France 23-21 Tonga Pool C, Kumamoto Report Oct 8 South Africa 66-7 Canada Pool B, Kobe Report Oct 9 Argentina 47-17 USA Pool C, Kumagaya Report Oct 9 Scotland 61-0 Russia Pool A, Shizuoka Report Oct 9 Wales 29-17 Fiji Pool D, Oita Report Oct 11 Australia 27-8 Georgia Pool D, Shizuoka Report OFF New Zealand vs Italy OFF OFF OFF England vs France OFF OFF Oct 12 Ireland vs Samoa Pool A, Fukuoka 11.45am Oct 13 Namibia vs Canada Pool B, Kamaishi 4.15am Oct 13 USA vs Tonga Pool C, Higashiosaka 6.45am Oct 13 Wales vs Uruguay Pool D, Kumamoto 9.15am Oct 13 Japan vs Scotland Pool A, Yokohama 11.45am Oct 19 Winner C v Runner Up D QF 1, Oita 8.15am Oct 19 Winner B v Runner Up A QF 2, Tokyo 11.15am Oct 20 Winner D v Runner Up C QF 3, Oita 8.15am Oct 20 Winner A v Runner Up B QF 4, Tokyo 11.15am Oct 26 Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2 SF 1, Yokohama 9am Oct 27 Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4 SF 2, Yokohama 9am Nov 1 Loser SF 1 v Loser SF 2 Third place play-off, Tokyo 9am Nov 2 Final Yokohama 9am Follow the action on Standard Sport!