Japan vs Scotland – Rugby World Cup LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, kick-off time and team news – The Sun

SCOTLAND take on Japan as they look to progress to the Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

But a hammering by Ireland in their opening match, coupled with Japan's shock 19-12 win over Joe Schmidt's men has left them with a mountain to climb.

  • Kick off at 11.45am from Yokohama International Stadium
  • Scotland must win to reach quarter-finals with New Zealand waiting
  • Watch on ITV for FREE with a valid TV licence
  • Live stream via ITV Hub or TV Player

Japan XV: Inagaki, Horie, Koo, Thompson, Moore, Leitch, Labuschagne, Himeno, Nagare, Tamura, Fukuoka, Nakamura, Lafaele, Matsushima, Tupou

Replacements: Sakate, Nakajima, Valu, Helu, Tui, Tanaka, Matsuda, Yamanaka

Scotland XV: Dell, Brown, Nel, Gilchrist, Gray, Bradbury, Ritchie, Thomson, Laidlaw, Russell, Graham, Johnson, Harris, Seymour, Hogg

Replacements: McInally, Reid, Fagerson, Cummings, Wilson, G. Horne, P. Horne, Kinghorn

  • LET'S not forget that Japan are THE fairytale story of this World Cup so far.

    Their 19-12 win over Ireland has completely transformed this tournament.

    It has put them in the driving seat and given the Cherry Blossoms the perfect chance to bring some spectacular glory to the nation.

  • EVERYONE is delighted there is a game on today.

    Typhoon Hagibis has been lethal, displacing nearly a million people who had to be evacuated from their homes.

    There was a lot of goodwill towards the host nation anyway, but there is even more now.

  • WIN, Scotland are through. Draw or lose and the Tartan Army are packing their bags.

    The Scots have already had one piece of luck this week, with the match against hosts Japan still going ahead – despite Typhoon Hagibis devastating the east coast of the country including Yokohama.

    Yet, they will need some more of it in the final group game of the Rugby World Cup.

    Ireland have already secured their place in the next round and will be hoping for some justice as their conquerors Japan look to take top spot.

    Scotland have comfortably beaten Samoa and Russia in the tournament before falling short against Joe Schmidt's Irish side.

    Yet, the Scots will still be underdogs against the Cherry Blossoms, with the hosts a place ahead of Gregor Townsend's men in the World Rugby rankings.

    Victory for Scotland would see them face reigning champions New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.

    Defeat would not only kick them out but also demote Ireland to facing the All Blacks instead of South Africa.

    Japan XV: Inagaki, Horie, Koo, Thompson, Moore, Leitch, Labuschagne, Himeno, Nagare, Tamura, Fukuoka, Nakamura, Lafaele, Matsushima, Tupou

    Replacements: Sakate, Nakajima, Valu, Helu, Tui, Tanaka, Matsuda, Yamanaka

    Scotland XV: Dell, Brown, Nel, Gilchrist, Gray, Bradbury, Ritchie, Thomson, Laidlaw, Russell, Graham, Johnson, Harris, Seymour, Hogg

    Replacements: McInally, Reid, Fagerson, Cummings, Wilson, G. Horne, P. Horne, Kinghorn

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