Japan became the 1st Asian Team to qualify in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup. Japan defeated Scotland by 28-21 in Yokohama to enter the quarter-final of Rugby World Cup 2019. The match which took place on Oct 13, 2019, got late go-ahead despite the chaos caused by Typhoon Hagibis, which claimed 14 lives as it smashed through Japan. Meanwhile, Twitter lauds home team victory as they become 1st Asian Team to enter quarter-final. Japan Stuns Scotland by 28-21, Reach Rugby World Cup 2019 Quarter-Finals; Observes Silence For Typhoon Hagibis Victims.
Organisers gave the green light for the Pool A showdown and two other games, but unfortunately, they have to pull off Namibia's meeting with Canada in Kamaishi, which was badly affected by the storm. Tournament director Alan Gilpin said in a press conference that he had no option but to scrap Namibia vs Canada match scheduled in Kamaishi. Gregor Townsend's Scotland Team needed an eight-point triumph to book a quarter-final slot and it looked promising when their player Finn Russell put them ahead early. However, Japanese players hit back with a series of ceaseless attacks as they repeatedly crashed through the Dark Blues to secure top spot in Pool A and secure their birth for the quarter-final.
Japan Team Won a Ferocious Battle
Well done JAPAN! Winning a complete and total battle vs Scotland, 28-21, to move on to the next stage of the Rugby World Cup.
— FestusShenanigan (@FestusShenanig1) October 13, 2019
Scotland Fightback in the 2nd Half, But Japan Was Unbelievable
What heart and fight from Scotland in the second half. Japan were unreal though. The offloads, the speed, the workrate, the quick thinking...just deadly. #JPNvSCO #RWC2019 Ireland vs New Zealand that's ehhhhh...hard one.
— 𝕂𝕖𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔾𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕘𝕒𝕟 🇮🇪 (@CeiteachG) October 13, 2019
Japanese Player Deserve an Applaud
What a game. All credit to the Japanese. Have the Scots taken legal advice yet?... #japanvsscotland
— Hitchfan (@hitchfan1) October 13, 2019
Dan Carter Congratulates Japanese Team
— Dan Carter (@DanCarter) October 13, 2019
Rugby World Cup Official Page Capture Japan's History
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 13, 2019
Japan Has Something to Cheer After Hard Hit Typhoon
— Sylvia Raynor (@Sylvinthetardis) October 13, 2019
Scotland players refused to go down without a fight but second-half scores from forwards WP Nel and Zander Fagerson were not enough to prevent the Scottish side from defeat. Japan will now face South Africa on Oct 20, 2019, in the quarter-final match, where the Japanese side led by Michael Leitch will look forward to making it to the semis.