|2019 Rugby World Cup Pool A: Japan v Scotland|
|Japan: (21) 28|
|Tries: Matsushima, Inagaki, Fukuoka (2) Con: Tamura (4)|
|Scotland: (7) 21|
|Tries: Russell, Nel, Fagerson Con: Laidlaw (2), Russell|
Scotland crashed out of the Rugby World Cup on the pool stage for under the second time after being crushed by an irrepressible Japan in Yokohama.
Gregor Townsend’s side wanted 4 extra factors than their hosts however, regardless of main by Finn Russell’s attempt to mounting a comeback, they fell brief.
Kotaro Matsushima, Keita Inagaki and Kenki Fukuoka all crossed earlier than half-time earlier than the latter blasted over once more to safe Japan’s first ever quarter-final – in opposition to South Africa in Tokyo on Sunday.
Scotland, pressured to go for broke in a febrile contest that had been unsure till round 03:00 BST as a result of of the consequences of Typhoon Hagibis, scored by WP Nel and Zander Fagerson after the break.
But that second-half rally was not sufficient to stop a primary defeat by the hands of Japan in eight Tests.
The outcome additionally means Ireland end runners-up in Pool A and can face New Zealand within the final eight in Tokyo on Saturday.
More to comply with.
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.