With Typhoon Hagibis bearing down on Japan as we were writing this, the confidence with which we could predict rugby viewing to occupy you this weekend evaporated. As you can see from the schedule alongside (and will know from our page one story) two matches had already been cancelled, even then. How many more will suffer that fate is unknown at this point.
One competition that will definitely not be affected by Hagibis is the PRO14, which takes place half a world away from there. Cheetahs play Munster on Friday night (18:15) in Bloemfontein and Kings will probably get thumped by Ulster on Saturday afternoon (16:00) in Port Elizabeth.
Other European club rugby continues uninterrupted as does, probably, the Mitre 10 Cup in New Zealand and the NRC in Australia. If your rugby viewing tastes extend that far, you’ll need to consult the schedules pertinent to your particular television network or streaming provider.