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Eddie Jones reveals England will escape Tokyo to return to pre-World Cup training camp location in Miyazaki after confirmation that Pool C match against France is OFF due to Super Typhoon Hagibis

By Chris Foy For Mailonline and Press Association Reporter

Published: 06:38 BST, 10 October 2019 | Updated: 06:40 BST, 10 October 2019

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England coach Eddie Jones has revealed that England will escape the dangers of Super Typhoon Hagibis by leaving Tokyo to return to their pre-World Cup training camp location in Miyazaki.

The news comes after tournament organisers confirmed on Thursday morning that England's Pool C clash against France was OFF. Sportsmail had exclusively revealed the news on Wednesday morning. 

'We found out officially this morning but there were rumours flying around last night so we were glued to our phone last night,' Jones said.

Eddie Jones has spoken out after England's World Cup Pool C clash with France was called off

Eddie Jones has spoken out after England's World Cup Pool C clash with France was called off

Typhoon Hagibis is being put on par with a category 5 hurricane with 160mph winds expected

'We didn't really care (when hearing the news). We were preparing for the game in game mode and now the game is off, we're in preparation mode. We can't control it.

'We're told what to do. There's no use speculating on the alternatives. We're excited about having great preparation for the quarter-finals.

'We'll have a short pre-season camp in Miyazaki and then we're off to Oita. We have an exceptional record in two-week preparations.'

The fixture would have taken place at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday evening, at around the time Hagibis is expected to hit the area, wreaking havoc. 

The tropical storm is classified as 'violent' by Japanese meteorologists, with wind speeds likely to exceed 160mph.

The initial plan was to take the England v France fixture to Oita, in the southern island of Kyushu, where both teams will play their quarter-finals next week. However, logistical

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