Japan book Springbok date after thriller in Yokohama
Oct. 13, 2019
The Brave Blossoms deliver a passionate performance in repelling a Scottish side that will bemoan their own inaccuracy.
Japan sensationally ended unbeaten in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday, beating Scotland 28-21 in Yokohama to book a quarterfinal meeting with the Springboks next Sunday.
Jamie Joseph’s troops delivered an outstanding first half, dominating proceedings with a faultless, skillful showing to score three tries to establish a 21-7 lead.
But the Scots came out with renewed vigour and looked set for a potentially remarkable comeback in scoring two quick tries, before their inaccuracy and some passionate Japanese defending held them out.