World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes the standard of refereeing at the World Cup in Japan has improved as the tournament progressed.
The Scotland Rugby Union has been reported to a disputes committee for comments about their World Cup match against Japan.
Ireland centre Bundee Aki has been handed a three-match ban which essentially rules him out of the remainder of the World Cup.
Japan have moved up to seventh in the World Rugby rankings following their riveting 28-21 victory over Scotland in Yokohama on Sunday.
Namibia’s final World Cup pool match against Canada has become the latest game to be cancelled by World Rugby due to safety concerns around typhoon Hagibis.
Scottish Rugby Union CEO Mark Dodson says it will go against the sporting integrity of the World Cup if organisers decide to cancel the Pool A game between Scotland and Japan.
World Rugby are confident that the pitch at the Fukuoka Stadium is up to standard ahead of Ireland’s World Cup match against Samoa.
World Rugby have denied a claim from former England hooker Brian Moore that the All Blacks refused to have their final pool match against Italy postponed.
Scottish rugby chiefs have reportedly notified World Rugby of their willingness to take legal action to ensure their match against Japan goes ahead on Sunday.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse has hit out at World Rugby over its decision to cancel the Azzurri’s tournament-defining match against the All Blacks on Saturday.