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Rhys Ruddock of Ireland drives over to score his sides third try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game between Ireland and Russia Rhys Ruddock of Ireland drives over to score his sides third try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game between Ireland and Russia
Linda Gilbert | 13 October, 2019, 15:00

"It's going to be a big crowd, it's going to be a loud crowd cheering for Japan".

Rugby World Cup organizers announced Friday they had hit their target of selling 1.8 million tickets during the tournament but warned fans against touts and falling victim to scams. We are playing for 125 million people and a lot of them don't normally support rugby.

Kotaro Matsushima scored Japan's bonus point try.

Japan moved back to the top of Pool A with an intriguing 38-19 bonus-point win against Samoa in Toyota on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, born in South Africa to a Zimbabwean mother and Japanese father, then threatened Ireland every time he had the ball in Japan's thrilling 19-12 upset victory over the European giants in their second game.


Japan made a strong start, and deservedly opened a six-point lead via two penalties, but after a nervous start Samoa levelled matters with two penalty kicks of their own.

"They'll be hurting, they've had some tough times but they are the sorts of things that usually bring the team tight together, so we're expecting a really physical and tough game".

"In terms of confidence in this group, I think we're still very assured of what we're capable of and how we get there".

After beating Russian Federation 30-10 and then stunning Ireland 19-12 to top Pool A, Japan face Scotland next week in the biggest game in their history. That's what we knew would happen if we gave them test matches.

Referee Jaco Peyper also played a role, handing a yellow card to TJ Ioane, who consequently was sitting in the naughty chair when Timothy Lafaele scored Japan's first try.


Ireland top the pool on 11 points from three games, while Japan have nine and Samoa and Scotland are on five, having all played two games.

Jamie Joseph's men had to work hard for the four log points, as Samoa produced one of their better performances of the tournament.

Ireland captain Rory Best admits the side would have expected to be in "a better place" after three games at the World Cup.

Scotland and Japan meet in the final pool play game, in a game that will evoke a crescendo of interest worldwide. "It is not just one or two players that we rely on".

"We know what's going to come", Samoa replacement prop Paul Alo-Emile said.


It means that the scenario for Scotland most were predicting is playing out, with the most basic synopsis now that Gregor Townsend's men must beat Russian Federation with a bonus point in Shizuoka on Wednesday to take them to ten points, playing pool-topping Japan's 14 in next Sunday's momentous showdown between the two teams in Yokohama. A rib is something that sometimes looks a lot worse and lot more painful coming off the pitch than it actually is. It was important to get five points last night and now it's important that we take a couple of days just to regenerate, to refresh everyone a little bit after what has been a fairly hectic schedule in a five-day turnaround. I thought they played well and we didn't match it.

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