The orgasm to the World Cup group stage against France of england is facing the triple threat of Super Typhoon Hagibis of injury, illness and the strategy.
Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie along with captain Owen Farrell have been struck down by a stomach bug, whereas Joe Marler, Jack Nowell and Billy Vunipola have been treated for knocks sustained in Saturdays victory over Argentina.
But the biggest concern around the Pool C decider may be from one of the very competitive typhoons which will be on course to wash out both the weekend games being played in Yokohama.
In which it might have a significant impact on the all-Six Nations clash of England, Irelands dip fixture against Samoa had threatened on Saturday at Fukuoka but is currently moving towards Yokohama and Tokyo.
We dont have any control over the weather and we have to prepare for the match and see how it goes, attack trainer Scott Wisemantel stated.
Concerning the permutation round the sport and shared factors, were only focusing on playing to win. I live in a bubble and I really dont understand where the game could be played (if its called off).
One thing Ive learnt from Japan is they prepare for the worst and then usually it will not eventuate.
Hagibis has escalated by a tropical storm with winds estimated at 160mph place to make it one of the intensifications of any tropical cyclone since records began, into a Category 5 typhoon.
Direction cans vanish and change and there have been false alarms in this World Cup but on its trajectory it is because of strike Yokohama and Tokyo this weekend.
Any games cancelled because of weather problems are registered as scoreless draws and could have no impact on the standings since France and England have already qualified to the quarter-finals.
Contingency plans have yet to be made public although efforts would be made to stage the game everywhere and some modifications would cause havoc to the aims of fans.
Nearly 150,000 fans are due to attend the weekends two games such as Sundays crunch showdown involving Japan and Scotland that will help decide which a ferociously competitive Pool A., in International Stadium Yokohama