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Typhoon Hagibis: Flying Fijians Safe, Returning Home Tomorrow

Fijian rugby fans in Japan supporting the Flying Fijians are said to be out of the typhoon-hit areas and safe.
14 Oct 2019 11:39
Typhoon Hagibis: Flying Fijians Safe, Returning Home Tomorrow
Japan rugby players in flood waters brought by Typhoon Hagibis before their final pool game against Scotland last night in the Rugby World Cup. The Rugby World Cup continued last night (Fiji Time) after the Namibia-Canada and New Zealand-Italy games were cancelled because of the typhoon. Each team got two points. Photo: Japan Rugby Football Union/Reuters

The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians were not affected by the typhoon that killed at least 18 in Japan.

They have left their base in Oita and have arrived in Tokyo.

Fijian rugby fans in Japan supporting the Flying Fijians are said to be out of the typhoon-hit areas and safe.

Fiji Rugby Union official Inoke Bainimarama said the Fijians would fly out of Tokyo today for Hong Kong, where they would catch a Fiji Airways flight to Nadi.

He said they would arrive at Nadi tomorrow morning.

It is not clear whether the Northern Hemisphere players will head directly to their clubs or if they would come to Fiji first.

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