09 September 2019 00:47
In my inbox on Saturday morning, an email from The Times, the subject of which was "Johnson told to get plan B". The date was September 7, 2019, but it could easily have been from another World Cup year of recent memory. Cast your minds back to the 2011 tournament: happy days when ferry jumping and abusive treatment of short people were seen as mere high jinks, until England were eliminated by France in the quarter-finals. The England rugby team were managed by another Johnson, the altogether physically more formidable Martin. He was a popular pick as leader.
Brian Ashton had taken England, by hook and crook, to the 2007 World Cup final. But the man in Twickenham's west car park wanted the World Cup-winning… England players will share a jackpot of close to £7 million, around £225,000 per player, if they win the World Cup in Japan, Telegraph Sport understands. The squad will land in Tokyo on Monday with the largest financial incentive of any team in Rugby World Cup history. England's flight to Tokyo took off as scheduled, despite Typhoon Faxai being expected to hit the Japanese capital early this morning. It is understood that England's 31-man squad will receive match fees, whether or not they feature in the match-day squad, of £13,000 per player in each of the four pool matches.
That is a significant drop from the fee of £23,000 players receive for the Six Nations matches, but does not include... 00:43 Typhoon Faxai Makes Landfall in Eastern Japan Typhoon Faxai makes landfall near Tokyo Bay, Meteorologist Heather Tesch shares the details. At a Glance Faxai made landfall about 5 a.m. Monday in Chiba City, east of Tokyo. About 100 flights have been canceled and rail service suspended. Ten homes were damaged in Shizuoka Prefecture. Typhoon Faxai battered Tokyo and the region around Japan's capital city after making landfall about 5 a.m. Monday local time. Japan's Meteorological Agency said Faxai made landfall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, NHK reported. NHK also reported that about 450,000 households had lost power. Authorities had issued voluntary evacuation warnings to more than 390,000 people, the Japan Times reported. (MORE: Where is Typhoon Faxai Headed Next?) About 100 miles southwest of Tokyo, the storm shattered windows in at least 10 houses and flipped cars onto their sides in Shizuoka Prefecture, the Times reported. The roof of a gas station in Tateyama, south of Tokyo, collapsed onto the pumps beneath it Some coastal highways closed in Kanagawa Prefecture because of the typhoon, reports said. Rail service was suspended on eight lines operated by Tokyu Corp. in eastern Kanagawa and the southwestern part of Tokyo. Tokyo Metro Co. also suspended services on the Tozai and Yurakucho subway lines. Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways canceled more than 100 flights on Monday to and from Tokyo's Haneda Airport. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but eight surfers had to be rescued Sunday after high waves off Shizuoka swept them out to sea. Some department stores and amusement parks, including Tokyo Disneyland, closed earlier than scheduled because of the storm.