Rugby World Cup: England will review travel plans for All Blacks semi-final after arriving late for captain’s run – The Sun

ENGLAND have been forced to review their travel plans ahead of the World Cup semi-final after coming out 46 minutes LATE to their captain's run.

The horrific rain from typhoon Bualoi caused travel chaos on Friday – making Eddie Jones and co's gridlocked journey from Tokyo to Yokohama longer than expected.

The 30-mile bus journey from their Disneyland hotel in Tokyo, to Yokohama, took longer than expected – causing delays to their final session of the week at Yokohama Stadium.

By the time England arrived at the 72,000-seater ground there had already been three hours of constant rain producing standing water on the pitch.

Saturday's forecast is much better with no rain expected and England are confident that with police out-riders they should face no delays on their big day.

The All Blacks on the other hand are 10-miles closer to the stadium from their Ginza hotel, just on the south side of Tokyo.

Scrum coach Neal Hatley said: "The rain was a bit of a factor.

"It was about ten minutes longer than expected so we’ll have a look. The logistics have been brilliant through the whole tournament and it’s not due to rain tomorrow.

"I’m pretty sure we’ll get that ten minutes back."

Meanwhile Courtney Lawes warned the All Blacks that they would know all about England by the end of the final whistle.

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick famously failed to name a single England player correctly when once asked.

He eventually stumbled and said: "Michael Lawes".

When asked if the All Blacks would know who they are now, 6ft 7ins Lawes added with a menacing smile: "If they don’t now, then they will tomorrow."

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