After their World Cup Pool B match against Namibia was cancelled, Canada decided to assist with rescue work in Japan.
Torrential rain and tornado-like winds continue to wreak havoc across the country. 19 people are dead and half a million homes in central and eastern Japan are without power due to Typhoon Hagibis.
World Cup Organisers made the decision to cancel Canada's final game after conditions continued to deteriorate. They said there had been "landslides and flooding" in the vicinity of the Kamaishi stadium.
In response, Canada went out to assist with recovery efforts and help with roadwork.
Following the cancellation of their match in Kamaishi, @RugbyCanada players headed out to help with recovery efforts, showing the true values of the game.
Amazing scenes and brilliant to see from the team. #RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/jdXQlyD2ZM
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 13, 2019
Just great to see ???
Following the cancellation of their match in Kamaishi, players from the @RugbyCanada squad headed out to join in with recovery efforts after #TyphoonHagibis. #RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/1D7m1gEFan
— eir Sport (@eirSport) October 13, 2019
Two other games have also been effected. On Saturday, England's fixture against Tonga and New Zealand's tie with Italy were both cancelled. The crucial Japan-Scotland match is set to go ahead today at Yokahama Stadium.