Lizard wrote:I don’t think it’s practical to try to move matches to avoid a 1000km wide storm when no-one knows exactly where it make landfall. Even if, at the last minute, you figure out there’s a safe stadium, how are you going to get the teams there safely?
Its huge, but that is only being used to hide a huge fuck up.
if you identify alternative venues sufficiently far apart you have a sporting chance.
When you know roughly where landfall will be, you move the venue then- ie as they could have on wed/thurs last week, and you have a sporting chance
If you have those contingencies in place, as World Rugby assured all unions, you have a sporting chance.
If World Rugby apply all the terms of the participation agreement, (like the bit which allows WR to move or delay marches under their sole discretion) and not just one paragraph, you have a sporting chance
And then, if such contingencies as there are are applied equally to all teams and matches, you have a sporting chance.
But when there was a contingency for England v France (venue too close), and Ireland v Russia (not needed), and for NZ v Italy (delay but NZ refused to play); but by WR own admission NO contingency in place for Japan v Scotland, then you have no fucking chance
Not the same rules for everyone. Corrupt or inept. Matters not, no fucking chance.
And no chance the game will be played.