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Japan 28-21 Scotland: Host nation seal quarter final spot with victory to send Scotland home


Added 10-13-19 12:36:03pm EST - “ROB ROBERTSON IN YOKOHAMA: Japan took a stunning 28-21 victory in Yokahama. The result means that the host nation will now face South Africa in the quarter finals.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Japan 28-21 Scotland: Host nation advance sending Scotland home”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An inspired host nation turned in one of the greatest performances at this or any other World Cup to dump Gregor Townsend’s team out of the World Cup.

The question now is whether Townsend will resign after failing to take his team into the knock-out stages? It is only the second time Scotland have failed to make the last eight. The only other time it happened was when Andy Robinson was in charge in New Zealand in 2011.

Time could also be up for experienced players such as Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw who could retire from international rugby.

They wanted it more than Townsend’s team and kept going when it looked like they were going to run out of gas. 

In 2015 Japan beat South Africa and although they didn’t qualify out of their group made a film about it. Heaven knows what they will do to commemorate this very special moment.

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