EDDIE JONES has hatched an emergency indoor training plan ahead of England’s arrival in the eye of storm Faxai.
The tropical weather bomb is set to hit Tokyo today, just hours before coach Jones and his squad land in the city.
Faxai is being tracked by Nasa satellites and has seen winds peak at more than 100mph in the Pacific Ocean, but should be less violent when it hits land.
England spend one night in the Japanese capital before flying south west to their base in Miyazaki, which is also being pounded by storms.
And Jones has already booked an indoor training facility there, just in case.
He said of the threat of typhoons: “It will affect the World Cup, there is no doubt about it.
“You have to be able to ride with it and work out how you can escape with the situations that avail.
ENGLAND jet off to the Japan World Cup today with boss Eddie Jones urging them to become history boys.
Only Clive Woodward’s England class of 2003 have lifted the Webb Ellis Cup to achieve sporting immortality on these shores.
And Jones, who lost that epic final when boss of Australia, has told his 31-man squad led by Owen Farrell that they too can become legends.
He said: “We’ve already spoken about that and we may touch on it again. They can become someone who changes the whole course of history.
“The number of kids playing, the impact on their lives, they obviously get status benefits, they get financial benefits and they get their own personal happiness so it’s pretty special.
“For me it’s about giving them the best opportunity to be at their best. Just be excited, mate. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
“We would have an idea of what we would do if there was a typhoon that stopped us training outside.
“You just can’t go outside once the typhoon comes it’s basically a lockdown. They vary between very violent and quite mild but you can’t go outside.
“We’re going to have a night in Tokyo. Then we fly to Miyazaki and have three or four days of reconditioning then start training next Saturday.”
England’s first two games are also indoors, against Tonga in Sapporo on September 22 and the USA in Kobe, four days later.