Tokyo - England are set for plenty of beef and a "few beers" when they return to Miyazaki after their Rugby World Cup pool decider against France was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.

Both England and France were already through to the quarter-finals, with Jones's men now on course to face his native Australia in Oita on October 19.

England held a pre-tournament training camp in Miyazaki, well away from the projected path of Hagibis, which is set to strike the Tokyo area on Saturday, and Jones was happy to return there for a few more days.

"We love Miyazaki mate, we love Miyazaki beef," Jones told reporters before England left their Tokyo hotel.

"We've got a special consignment. We've got 80kg coming on Saturday night.

"Billy (Vunipola) is allowed his beef again."

He had quipped that the only thing wrong with the number eight after coming off at half-time against Argentina was that he had eaten too much beef.

It since emerged that Vunipola had an ankle injury requiring a scan.

"We'll do a bit of light training on Friday, have a good hit out on Saturday, have some beef on Saturday night, a few beers, and get ready for the week ahead."

England's additional recovery time should allow the likes of Vunipola, Jack Nowell and Joe Marler to be available, with Jones dismissing fears not playing France would lead to a lack of match sharpness.

"We have a fairly exceptional record in two-week preparations," he said.

"Of course, everyone is disappointed we are not playing France... but we don't control the situation.

"Our players have got this opportunity now to build the tank up and empty it on Saturday week against whoever we are playing."

New Zealand's game against Italy on Saturday has also been called off on safety grounds because of Hagibis, with Scotland's key match against Japan in Yokohama on Sunday also in the balance.

Former Japan coach Jones said he had "probably been here for 30 typhoons", adding: "This one's supposed to be a big typhoon, so I don't see any other option that the organisers had. We think it's the right decision."

World Rugby's unprecedented cancellation has sparked fierce criticism for holding the World Cup in Japan during the typhoon season and not allowing pool matches to be postponed rather than cancelled.

But Jones, Australia's coach when they lost the 2003 final to England, said the row should not detract from the positive impact of staging the World Cup in Asia for the first time.

"We are in the midst of a great tournament and we shouldn't let this cast a shadow over it," he said.

"If you never try anything new, you never know anything new. We need rugby to grow and you've seen the growth in Japanese rugby here," added Jones, in charge of the Brave Blossoms shock 34-32 victory over South Africa at the 2015 World Cup in England.

"We have got another major player in world rugby and it wouldn't happen unless you had the World Cup here."