Canadian rugby team helped clean up after Typhoon Hagibis as match in Japan got cancelled

True sportsmanship.

Zhangxin Zheng | October 14, 02:51 am


Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan and affected millions of people.

Some matches in the ongoing Rugby World Cup inevitably got cancelled or risked not happening.

Scotland wanted to sue if rugby match cancelled due to typhoon. Match happened, Japan won.

Canada’s match with Namibia in Kamishi city was one that got cancelled, unfortunately.

However, the Canadian team, unlike the Scots, was more gracious and did not make a fuss about being denied a match in the midst of the worst storm to hit Japan in 60 years.

Lending a hand at flooded Kamishi city

The Canadian rugby players instead lent their strength to the people in Kamishi, as they contributed to the clean-up efforts.

The players were spotted helping to scoop up mud and slurry from the road in the typhoon’s aftermath.

Photo from @rugbyworldcupjp
Photo from @rugbyworldcupjp
Photo from @rugbyworldcupjp
Photo from @rugbyworldcupjp

Here’s a video of them in action:

The kind gesture of the Canadians also won praises from the Internet:

Top photo collage from @rugbyworldcupjp


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About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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