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'You can't help typhoons' - Eddie Jones on cancelled World Cup game


England head coach Eddie Jones has said "you can't help typhoons" as his team's final Pool game at the Rugby World Cup against France was cancelled.

England now finish top of Pool C - setting up a quarter-final against Australia or Wales - however with the Welsh playing Uruguay in their final game, the Wallabies will likely finish second.

It now leaves two weeks preparation for Eddie Jones' side for the last-eight clash - however, the former Japan head coach said, "we've got a fairly exceptional record in two-week preparations. I think we're batting at about 95%, so we've got to find 5% from somewhere."

"Our players have got the opportunity now to build the tank up and then empty it on Saturday week against whoever we're playing, so that's a fantastic opportunity for us.

"We're not concerned at all. We've absolutely excited.

"Who would think we would have two relatively easy games, one tougher one and then have two weeks to prepare for a quarter-final?"

World Rugby made the decision in the early hours of Thursday morning as well as canceling New Zealand against Italy, and Jones said he can't disagree.

"We all like to think we've got power above and beyond what's on the world at the moment, but we don't - these things happen and you just ride with it.

"World Rugby has made a decision and we've got no issue with it and we're just getting on with it now."

"You can't help typhoons. We all like to think we've got power above and beyond what's on the world at the moment, but we don't - these things happen and you just ride with it.

"World Rugby has made a decision and we've got no issue with it and we're just getting on with it now."

England's quarter-final against either Wales or Australia takes place on Saturday, October 19 at 8.15am Irish time at Oita Stadium.

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