How Typhoon Hagibis revealed everything that’s wrong with World Rugby
FREE TO READ | Its ‘robust contingency plans’ mean the likes of Namibia and Canada lose out on a shot at a win
Typhoon Hagibis has come and gone, leaving World Rugby to pick up the pieces and reassemble its credibility.
Their purported lack of foresight and general manner in which they put in operation contingency plans for the super typhoon have been roundly criticised and now reports have emerged that they are also guilty of favouritism. They cancelled matches as the storm approached, citing public safety, but it also seems more-established tier 1 nations were desperate to avoid rescheduling.
It has been suggested – in fact Italy captain Sergio Parisse said as much – that had New Zealand needed log points from their final pool match, World Rugby would have bent over backwards to make the game happen...