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Japan vs Scotland: Rugby World Cup match result

13th October, 2019
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Japan

28

Match Complete

Scotland

21

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JAP28 : 21SCO

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Japan

28

Match Complete

Scotland

21

55F. Russell
54Z. Fagerson
50G. Laidlaw
49W. Nel
Y. Tamura43
K. Fukuoka42
Y. Tamura41
K. Fukuoka39
Y. Tamura26
K. Inagaki25
Y. Tamura19
K. Matsushima17
7G. Laidlaw
6F. Russell

4
Tries
3
4
Conversions
3
0
Penalty Goals
0
0
Field Goals
0

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Match result:

Japan have produced a scintillating display of attacking rugby before holding back a spirited Scottish fightback to triumph 28-21 to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.

» Read the full match report

Final score
Japan 28
Scotland 21

Match preview:

Hosts Japan meet Scotland in their massive final Pool A match before the knockout stages begin, to decide who goes through to the quarter-finals. Join The Roar from 9:45pm (AEDT) for this clash.

As the table stands at this point Japan are second in the group on 14 points, Scotland are third on 10 points and Ireland are top on 16.

The Scots have to win, and with a bonus point, to stay alive in this World Cup.

Japan are in the box seat after their amazing upset over the Irish. This should be a classic.

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It is the Celts who have the edge when it comes to past meetings. The two nations have met seven times before in full Test matches and Scotland have been victorious every time.

Scotland beat Japan 45-10 in Gloucester in the 2015 World Cup, preventing Japan from going through to the knockout stages.

The Brave Blossoms have never been to the quarter-finals – can they make history today?

This is a different team to that of four years ago, and arguably better. They also have the benefit of local crowd support.

Scotland have dropped captain Stuart McInally, with Fraser Brown starting at hooker.

With Sean Maitland injured, wings Darcy Graham and Tommy Seymour are the only survivors from the 61-0 win over Russia.

For Japan Michael Leitch returns as captain, while hooker Shota Horie, second-row Luke Thompson, winger Kenki Fukuoka and full-back William Tupou are included.

Prediction
These two teams are evenly matched and both have all to play for. But the local support and the romance is with the hosts.

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Japan to win by three points.

Join The Roar from 9:45pm (AEDT) for the play by play.

When: 9:45pm (AEDT)
Where: International Stadium Yokohama
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: Japan $1.50, Draw $12, Scotland $1.70

Japan
Tupou, Matsushima, Lafaele, Nakamura, Fukuoka, Tamura, Nagare, Inagaki, Horie, Koo, Thompson, Moore, Leitch, Labuschagne, Himeno.
Replacements: Sakate, Nakajima, Ai Valu, Helu, Tui, Tanaka, Matsuda, Yamanaka

Scotland
Hogg, Seymour, Harris, Johnson, Graham, Russell, Laidlaw, Dell, Brown, Nel, Gilchrist, Gray, Bradbury, Ritchie, Thomson.
Replacements: McInally, Reid, Fagerson, Cummings, Wilson, G Horne, P Horne, Kinghorn.

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