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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Japan produced a scintillating display of attacking rugby then withheld a spirited Scottish fightback to triumph on a memorable night in Yokohama and reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Sunday. Wing Kenki Fukuoka led the way with two tries, while Kotaro Matsushima and Keita Inagaki also scored as the hosts held off a fierce second-half assault from a team they had lost against in all seven of their previous meetings.

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Astonishing game.

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Hand it to the Scots, their own second-half flurry nearly put pains to Japan's dream. As it is, the Japanese are through to their first quarter-final in history, in their own country.

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And to think, Typhoon Hagibis nearly deprived us of this game. What a pool decider.

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  • Great defence.
  • The Springboks once again come into a match on uncertain terms as the convincing win last weekend against Samoa came at a heavy price. Captain Jean de Villiers fractured his jaw in the match against the physical opponents, and after being ruled out of the rest of the tournament, he decided to retire from international rugby.
  • See all the quarter-final action, wherever you are Shares Image credit: Rugby World Cup Has it really been four years? It seems only last month Japan were causing the upset of the last Rugby World Cup by beating South Africa in the pool stage, and now they face the same team in the quarter-finals on home turf.
  • Rugby's four top ranked nations remain and so far the tournament has certainly lived up to the hype. You can watch all the action, no matter where you are, by following our Rugby World Cup live stream guide below.
  • The Cherry Blossoms, perfectly orchestrated by Eddie Jones, humbled the Springboks with a display of courage and skill that took the two-time champions by surprise. Rugby World Cup All the Favorites Ranked and Format Explained Read more Frustratingly for them, however, Japan lost to Scotland in its second game and ultimately failed to qualify for the quarterfinals, finishing third in Pool B, two points behind the Scots.

Japan 28 Scotland 21 Japan scrag Russell and win the turnover at the ruck! Less than 60 seconds to go!

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Japan keep it in the tight! This might be the game!

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He knocks is back over his try line and dots it down. Scotland have a scrum five metres out from the Japanese line. They're well inside Japan's half and there's less than four minutes to go and kick to the corner!

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There's a change at inside centre for the hosts, inside centre Nakamura is off for Rikita Matsuda. Scotland go again. The collisions are brutal! Scotland are on the attack in Japan's half, but they lose is forward and clear. Japan 28 Scotland 21 Scotland steal the ball and look to run it out of their own half!

They're desperatelyhunting the points here! Tempers are as high as the tempo here.

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It's a penalty against Scotland and Tamura kicks to the corner for a lineout halfway inside Scotland's half. I'm out of breath just typing this one!

Jamie Ritchie is on fire! He's having a huge game so far.

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