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As it happened: Scotland 45-10 Japan

2015-09-23 15:05
Last Updated at 00:29
23 Sep 17:26

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23 Sep 17:24
To show how hard Scotland were made to work for that ... they made 192 tackles in the match. 
23 Sep 17:23
Scotland win that convincingly in the end. Not sure what that says about the Springboks? It did look like the quick turnaround hurt the Japanese, who ran out of steam in the second half. 
23 Sep 17:22
FULL TIME: Scotland 45-10 Japan. 
23 Sep 17:21
80' Another penalty for Japan and they tap and go. TMO now called in to make a call as to what happened on the line. 
23 Sep 17:18
79' A series of short burst from Japan, who are close now ...
23 Sep 17:17
78' Charge down! And Japan will have the scrum 5m out. 
23 Sep 17:16
77' Japan looking to finish strong here, but they lose the ball inside the Scotland 22m area again. 
23 Sep 17:15
75' Laidlaw knocks over another two points with the conversion. Scotland 45-10 Japan. 
23 Sep 17:14
74' All too easy for flyhalf Finn Russell. Receives the ball from the scrum, dances around a bit and slides through a visibly tired Japanese defence. 
23 Sep 17:13
74' TRY SCOTLAND
23 Sep 17:12
73' Another Scottish penalty ... this time right in front and just 10 metres out. It's scrum time! 
23 Sep 17:11
72' Scotland set up the lineout inside Japan's 22m area. 
23 Sep 17:10
71' Hard for Japan to find any motivation now as they are penalised at the breakdown again. 
23 Sep 17:09
70' Conversion is good and it's Scotland 38-10 Japan. 
23 Sep 17:08
69' Ball retention was everything as Mark Bennett squeezes through for his second of the match. Japan defence running out of steam. 
23 Sep 17:07
69' TRY SCOTLAND
23 Sep 17:07
69' Scotland continue a patient build-up here. 
23 Sep 17:04
66' You can see this means a lot to Scotland. They were taking nothing for granted here. 
23 Sep 17:03
64' Conversion is good from Laidlaw and that puts the game to bed now. SCO 31-10 JAP. 
23 Sep 17:02
64' Japan spread the ball wide, but Tommy Seymour intercepts and runs the length of the pitch to score! 
23 Sep 17:01
64' Intercept try to Scotland! 
23 Sep 17:00
63' Japan being shoved back in their own rolling maul ...
23 Sep 17:00
62' Japan win a penalty inside the a Scottish 22 as WP Nel lies all over the ball. Lineout it is. 
23 Sep 16:58
60' Japan now have 20 minutes to score at least twice if they are to avoid defeat here ...
23 Sep 16:57
59' Just not happening for Japan at the moment as another handling error brings the curtain down on an attack. 
23 Sep 16:55
57' Laidlaw slots the conversion from straight in front. Scotland now lead 24-10. Is that too much for Japan to deal with? 
23 Sep 16:54
56' Stuart Hogg made the initial break, but Mark Bennett finishes off the move! 
23 Sep 16:53
56' TRY SCOTLAND!
23 Sep 16:52
54' Scotland withstand 14 phases of Japanese attack and will have the throw about 65m out.
23 Sep 16:51
54' And here come Japan again ...
23 Sep 16:50
53' Goromaru hits the right hand upright with his penalty attempt. Unlucky. Scotland clear and keep their 17-10 lead. 
23 Sep 16:49
52' They're going for the three points again ...
23 Sep 16:48
51' Japan are right back in the Scottish area after the restart ... and they win the penalty! 
23 Sep 16:47
50' Leidlaw misses the conversion. 
23 Sep 16:47
49' Scotland move the ball out to the left and too many Japanese players had been sucked into the breakdown. Flank John Hardie dots down. SCO 17-10 JAP. 
23 Sep 16:46
49' TRY SCOTLAND
23 Sep 16:45
48' Really good movement from Scotland but they are stopped inches short ...
23 Sep 16:44
46' Hendrik Tui replaces the injured Mafi for Japan. 
23 Sep 16:43
45' PENALTY JAPAN Goromaru is accurate and Japan close the gap. SCO 12-10 JAP. 
23 Sep 16:41
45' Japan No.8 Amanaki Mafo is being stretchered off and it doesn't look good. He has been immense today. The only player in the match to carry the ball over 100m so far. 
23 Sep 16:38
44' They have the penalty advantage ... and they win the penalty in a very kickable position after offside play from Scotland. 
23 Sep 16:37
43' Mafi makes another break and Japan threaten again ...
23 Sep 16:36
42' Scotland win the scrum penalty and they can breathe again. 
23 Sep 16:35
42' A replay has shown Tommy Seymour gripping a Japanese player around the neck at the breakdown. He's lucky to get away with that. 
23 Sep 16:34
42' Scotland recover the ball and will scrum inside their own 22m area.
23 Sep 16:33
41' Japan are up and running as Mafi breaks down the left.
 
  • 80'

    Japan attack form a scrum 5 metres from Scotland's try-line. The patiently go through the phases with their forwards. They swing the ball wide, but Scotland's defence seem unbeatable at the moment! Scotland are pinged for being offside at the break down and Japan have one last chance.

  • 80'

    Japan keep hammering away with their forwards. Japan push over the try line but the TMO will have a quick look ti see if the ball was held up.

  • 80'

    Japan lost the ball forward in contact and that's the game. Scotland open their World Cup account on high with five tries. Brilliant!

  • 80'

    SCOTLAND 45 JAPAN 10

  • 77'

    Japan win the penalty after Scotland are pinged for being offside at the breakdown. Goromaru finds touch inside Scotland's 22. They swing the ball wide but it comes to nothing as Scotland make the turn-over.

  • 75'

    CONVERSION,SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 45-10. Laidlaw adds the extras.

  • 74'

    TRY, SCOTLAND, RUSSELL. 43-10. Brilliant scrum as they Scotland push Japan back. Laidlaw feeds to Russell who breaks and scores under the post!!!

  • 73'

    Scotland swing the ball wide from the line-out. Now they go through the phases as they suck in the Japanese defence. Japan are pinged for going off their feet at the break down. Scotland call for the scrum 5 metres from the Japanese try-line.

  • 71'

    Japan are back on the attack, but they seem to have run out of gas as they give away a penalty for not releasing the ball on the ground. Russel finds touch inside Japan's 22.

  • 70'

    CONVERSION,SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 38-10. Brilliant kick by Laidlaw from the right hand corner as he adds the extras.

  • 69'

    TRY, SCOTLAND, BENNETT. 36-10. Now Scotland are on the attack. They go through the phases patiently but thy are met by a wall of red and white defenders. Try!!! Mark Bennett breaks the line of defense and goes over in the right hand corner for his second try. That's the bonus point for Scotland

  • 67'

    Seems to be slippery under foot as we have another reset scrum.

  • 65'

    Scotland have the put in to the scrum deep inside Japan's 22.

  • 64'

    CONVERSION,SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 31-10. Laidlaw adds the extras.

  • 63'

    Japan set up the driving maul, but it's a brilliant counter drive by Scotland. Now Japan go through the phases.

  • 63'

    TRY, SCOTLAND, SEYMOUR. 29-10. Intercept try!!! Tommy Seymour intercepts the pass and breaks clean through he scores under the poles. What a try!

  • 62'

    WP Nel is pinged for not rolling away at the break down. Goromaru finds touch 5 metres from Scotland's try-line.

  • 60'

    Japan win the penalty after Scotland are pinged for not rolling away at the break down. Goromaru finds touch inside Scotland's 22.

  • 59'

    Scotland have taken control of this game. Japan have to come up with something now!

  • 58'

    Now Japan are back on the attack, but it comes to nothing as they spill the ball.

  • 57'

    CONVERSION,SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 24-10. Laidlaw adds the extras.

  • 56'

    TRY, SCOTLAND, BENNETT. 22-10. Scotland swing the ball wide to Hogg who breaks clean. They go through a few phases. Mark Bennett breaks free and goes over for Scotland under the poles.

  • 55'

    The Japanese attack come to nothing as they are driven into touch. Line out Scotland.

  • 54'

    Japan are relentless on attack as they power their way forward into Scotland's half.

  • 52'

    Goromaru's kick hits the upright and is gathered by Laidlaw who calls for the mark.

  • 51'

    Now Japan are back on the attack inside Scotland's 22. They power forward and they win the penalty after Scotland are pinged for being offside at the break down. Goromaru will have a shot at goal on the angle from about 25 metres out.

  • 50'

    TRY, SCOTLAND, HARDIE. 17-10 TRY!!!! Scotland attack 5 metres from Japan''s try-line. Laidlaw feeds to John Hardie who goes over in the left hand corner. Laidlaw pushes his conversion kick to the left.

  • 47'

    Scotland are on the attack inside Japan's half but they are driven back by the strong Japanese defense. They keep probing with their forwards.

  • 46'

    PENALTY, JAPAN, GOROMARU. 12-10. Goromaru converts the penalty.

  • 45'

    Japan win the penalty after Matt Scott is caught in an offside position. Goromaru indicates that he will have a shot at goal right in-front of the poles. A quick break in play as the medics tend to an injured Japan player.

  • 45'

    INJURY, JAPAN, MAFI. Japan''s star player leaves the field on a stretcher after falling awkwardly. Let''s hope it is not to serious.

  • 43'

    Clean break by Mafi from the base of the ruck from half way. Now Japan attack 5 metres from Scotland's try-line.

  • 42'

    Scotland have the put in to the scrum on their 5 metre line. Japan concede the penalty however and Hogg brings some relief as he finds touch on half way.

  • 41'

    Finn Russell gets the second half underway! His kick is deep and high. Japan gather and set up the driving maul. Mafi breaks away from the maul. Brilliant start by Japan but it comes to nothing as Scotland win the turn over.

  • 40'

    Scotland set up the driving maul just outside Japan's 22. They patiently go through the phases as they keep probing with their forwards. Now they swing it wide Tommy Seymour but he thumped into touch Goromaru. That's the first half and what a half it's been as the players head into the shed for a well deserved break.

  • 40'

    SCOTLAND 12 JAPAN 7

  • 39'

    Scotland attack from a line out on half way. they set up the driving maul and now they swing the ball wide. They win the penalty after Japan are pinged for not rolling away at the break down.

  • 37'

    Scotland have the put in to the scrum 5 metres from their try-line. Laidlaw gives a box kick but it is a poor one as Japan gather and are on the attack yet again, but it comes to nothing as they are penalised for obstruction.

  • 35'

    Japan are on the attack once more. They power forward with their forwards. The ball is held up by Scotland as Japan almost score their second try. End to end stuff by the Japan!

  • 33'

    Hogg finally brings some relief with his clearance kick as he finds touch on half way.

  • 32'

    Japan are looking fierce on attack as they power forward once more deep inside Scotland's half. They go through the phases patiently, but it comes to nothing as the pass to Mafi is forward. Scrum Scotland.

  • 30'

    Japan win the penalty after Scotland are pinged for another illegal infringement at the scrum. Goromaru indicates that he will have a shot at goal. He hooks it to the left however.

  • 28'

    Scotland are struggling to maintain the brute force of Japan's pack. Not surprised to say the least.

  • 27'

    Japan set up the driving maul once more. They power forward but Scotland manage to force the knock on. Scrum Scotland.

  • 26'

    Japan win the penalty after Scotland are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Goromaru finds touch 5 metres from Scotland's try-line.

  • 25'

    Laidlaw lines up the kick, but he pushes it to the left however.

  • 24'

    YELLOW CARD, JAPAN, MATSUSHIMA. Japan are on the attack deep inside Scotland's 22, but it comes to nothing as the ball is lost in contact. Yellow card! Kotaro Matsushima will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for tackling a player without arms.

  • 22'

    Japan attack from deep inside their own half but they are met by a wall of blue defenders. Japan have the throw into the line out on half way.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 12-7. Scotland win another penalty after Japan are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Laidlaw indicates that he will have a shot at goal from half way. He converts and stretches Scotland's lead by 5.

  • 18'

    Wow what a start to the game. Both teams are looking to run with ball. Exciting stuff!

  • 17'

    PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 9-7. Scotland are on the attack and they win the penalty after Japan are caught in an off side position at the break down. Laidlaw will have a shot from 45 metres out. He converts and Scotland are back in the lead.

  • 15'

    CONVERSION,JAPAN, GOROMARU. 5-7. Goromaru adds the extras and Japan take the lead.

  • 14'

    TRY, JAPAN, MAFI. 6-5. Now Japan win the penalty after Grant Gilchrist is pinged for not rolling away at the break-down. Ayumu Goromaru finds touch 5 metres from Scotland''s try-line. Japan set up the driving maul and they score!!! Amanaki Mafi goes over for the first try of the match.

  • 12'

    PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 6-0. Scotland win the penalty after Japan are pinged for not rolling away at the break-dwon. Laidlaw indicates that he will have a shot at goal. He converts the kick from about 35 metres out.

  • 10'

    A bit of aerial ping pong as Stuart Hogg wins the battle. Scotland have the put in to the scrum inside Japan's half.

  • 9'

    Scotland are on the attack deep inside Japan's half. They patiently go through the phases with their forwards. They swing the ball wide to Tommy Seymour but he is fumbled into touch.

  • 7'

    Scotland have the put in to the scrum on their 10 metre line. They win the penalty after Japan are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Russel puts the ball out about 8 metres from Japan's 22.

  • 6'

    Sloppy by Scotland as they spill the ball at the ruck. Japan are on the attack once more as they swing the ball wide. Japan are full of running.

  • 4'

    Japan looking to attack from half way as they swing the ball wide but it comes to nothing as Scotland make the turn-over.

  • 2'

    PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 3-0. Scotland set up the driving maul deep inside Japan's 22. They win the penalty after Japan are pinged for a side entry at the maul. Laidlaw opens Scotland's account.

  • 1'

    Harumichi Tatekawa gets us underway! His kick is deep and it''s gathered by Scotland. Japan make the turnover and now they are on the attack in Scotland''s half.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of this Rugby World Cup clash between Japan and Scotland at the Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.

  • 0'

    Japan have made six changes to the team that beat South Africa. In the back three Kenki Fukuoka comes onto the wing in place of Akihito Yamada, with Kotaro Matsushima switching sides. And there is also a change at fly-half where Harumichi Tatekawa starts ahead of Kosei Ono. Up front Jones has changed both props, with Keita Inagaki and Hiroshi Yamashita starting, while Justin Ives replaces veteran Hitoshi Ono in the second row. Finally the impressive Amanaki Mafi comes in for Hendrik Tui at number eight as the Brave Blossoms try to make it two wins from two and take a giant step towards the quarter-finals.

  • 0'

    Scotland have named a strong team for their opening Rugby World Cup clash against Japan. Captain Greig Laidlaw will lead his men into his first Rugby World Cup outing at his club ground in Gloucester alongside fly-half Finn Russell. Centres Matt Scott and Mark Bennett have been given the nod to get Scotland's campaign underway in midfield, with full-back Stuart Hogg and wings Sean Lamont and Tommy Seymour completing the back division. Edinburgh prop Alasdair Dickinson will also run out in familiar surroundings, with the former Gloucesterman selected to start alongside club-mates Ross Ford (hooker) and Willem P Nel (prop). Grant Gilchrist will partner Jonny Gray in the second-row, with Ryan Wilson, John Hardie and number eight David Denton named as the starting loose forwards. On the bench Ryan Grant has recovered from his ankle injury to join Fraser Brown and Jon Welsh as the front-row replacements, Richie Gray and the uncapped Strauss deputise at lock and back-row, while Henry Pyrgos, Peter Horne and Sean Maitland provide cover across the backs.

  • 0'

    The teams are on the field for the anthems. Japan are in red and white, Scotland are in blue. Please stand!

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Scotland Japan
  • 5 Tries 1
    • 47' John Hardie
    • 55' Mark Bennett
    • 63' Tommy Seymour
    • 68' Mark Bennett
    • 73' Finn Russell
    • 14' Amanaki Mafi
  • 4 Conversions 1
    • 56' Greig Laidlaw
    • 64' Greig Laidlaw
    • 69' Greig Laidlaw
    • 74' Greig Laidlaw
    • 15' Ayumu Goromaru
  • 4 Penalties 1
    • 2' Greig Laidlaw
    • 11' Greig Laidlaw
    • 17' Greig Laidlaw
    • 19' Greig Laidlaw
    • 45' Ayumu Goromaru
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 22' Kotaro Matsushima
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Alasdair Dickinson
  • Ross Ford
  • WP Nel
  • Grant Gilchrist
  • Jonny Gray
  • Ryan Wilson
  • John Hardie
  • David Denton
  • Greig Laidlaw
  • Finn Russell
  • Sean Lamont
  • Matt Scott
  • Mark Bennett
  • Tommy Seymour
  • Stuart Hogg
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  • Keita Inagaki
  • Shota Horie
  • Hiroshi Yamashita
  • Luke Thompson
  • Justin Ives
  • Michael Leitch
  • Michael Broadhurst
  • Amanaki Mafi
  • Fumiaki Tanaka
  • Harumichi Tatekawa
  • Kenki Fukuoka
  • Yu Tamura
  • Male Sa'u
  • Kotaro Matsushima
  • Ayumu Goromaru
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Fraser Brown
  • Ryan Grant
  • Jon Welsh
  • Richie Gray
  • Josh Strauss
  • Henry Pyrgos
  • Peter Horne
  • Sean Maitland
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  • Takeshi Kizu
  • Masataka Mikami
  • Kensuke Hatakeyama
  • Shinya Makabe
  • Shoji Ito
  • Hendrik Tui
  • Atsushi Hiwasa
  • Karne Hesketh

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