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Eddie Jones Has Zero Sympathy For Scotland Rugby World Cup Plight

Eddie Jones Has Zero Sympathy For Scotland Rugby World Cup Plight

If Gregor Townsend is looking for a shoulder to cry on regarding Scotland's precarious situation at the Rugby World Cup, Eddie Jones will not be stepping forward.

Scotland are scheduled to face Japan in the final game of Pool A on Sunday in Yokohama. The Scots require a win if they are to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

That the game will be played at all is in serious doubt. Already, two matches - England vs France and New Zealand vs Italy - have been cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.

A decision regarding whether or not the Japan vs Scotland game will go ahead will not be made until the morning of the game.

If the game is cancelled, it will be recorded as a 0-0 draw, a result which will see Japan top Pool A and Scotland eliminated.

"It's typhoon season, so you go somewhere else and it's terrorists season," said England head coach Jones, whose side had already done enough to qualify for the quarter-finals before the game against France was cancelled.

The Australian feels Scotland's situation is their own doing.

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"You know what's going to happen.

"It's typhoon season here and you've got to be prepared for it.

"We had an idea it could happen and therefore you have to accumulate points in your games to put yourself in the right position in case that happened.

"We just knew that there was the possibility of a game like this during the tournament so we just wanted to put ourselves in the best position we could.

"This is supposed to be a big typhoon, so I don't see any other option that the organisers had.

"That's why we're not concerned at all about the comings and goings of it, we think it's the right decision."

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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