Published: Mon, October 14, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

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But in the final quarter, Scotland's accuracy deserted them and Japan held on for a famous win, their first ever over Scotland just 24 hours after Typhoon Hagibis had ripped through their capital.

A magnitude 5.7 natural disaster coincided with Hagibis hitting Japan's east coast, which left at least two dozen people dead.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at what lies ahead and wraps up Sunday's action. 'Now we've qualified for the quarter-finals, we're shifting the goalposts. Harsh because it came against a team that's in the same second tier of rugby as the US, not a top-tier giant of the game.

'We're absolutely devastated to be heading home, ' said Hogg.

Steve Hansen, Sam Cane and Anton Lienert-Brown are set to speak to media after their clash against Ireland was confirmed, and we will bring you all their thoughts on the match-up and the other key World Cup issues.

Furlong went over for Ireland's second try on Saturday in their 47-5 win over Samoa.

Hogg said the squad had approached the game confident that they could get the result against the on-fire hosts to progress in the competition.

Confirming that the a lot hyped Scotland v Japan sport had been granted the inexperienced mild, World Rugby stated in a press release: "The decision was taken following a comprehensive assessment of the venue and associated infrastructure on Sunday morning in partnership with the Host City".

"Thanks to all for your support throughout out #RWC2019 campaign & wish all visitors and residents safety during Typhoon Hagibis". We gave away two soft tries and we left ourselves with a mount to climb.

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The Brave Blossoms will face two-time world champions South Africa in Tokyo next weekend after making it a ideal four wins out of four, roared on by a crowd of 67,000.

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.

Gregor Townsend's team need to beat Japan with either a bonus point win or by a margin of more than seven points.

Wing Kenki Fukuoka scored two and created another for Kotaro Matsushima with prop Keita Inagaki touching down too after some tremendous build-up play.

Josh Adams then claimed his fifth touchdown of the tournament, with Halfpenny again adding the extras, but Uruguay stayed in touch through two Felipe Berchesi penalties.

France await in Oita next Sunday, when Wales should have both Jonathan Davies and Dan Biggar fit.

Former England worldwide turned commentator Ben Kay said: "This is fantastic @RugbyCanada - I think you guys have always got the rugby spirit better than anyone".

Tonga came from behind at half-time to secure victory over the United States and avoid finishing bottom of Pool C.

Typhoon Hagibis, which means "speed" in the Philippine language Tagalog, made landfall on Japan's main island of Honshu on Saturday evening, bursting some river banks and threatening to flood low-lying Tokyo as it coincides with high tide. They are also the first Asian team to make the World Cup's knockout stages. They took it to us right from the start. "And I certainly didn't want to miss it because I would have become an online meme".

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