Japan run out of legs against Scotland

The fairytale isn't over, but it’s been put on hold for the moment. Just four days after hijacking the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup with a 34-32 victory over South Africa, Japan have been beaten by Scotland 45-10 however they didn't go down without a fight. The Cherry Blossoms trailed 12-10 early in the second half before fatigue and the short turnaround took its toll, as Scotland ran in five second half tries to claim a bonus point win in their first match of the tournament. The result means Pool B is still well and truly up for in the air and Australia’s potential quarter final opponent remains unknown. After claiming a bonus point in their loss to Japan, South African can win Pool B if they win the remainder of their matches and beat Scotland by more than seven points. If Scotland can upset South Africa and Japan can beat Samoa and the USA, then the Springboks will likely miss the knockout stages all together and the Wallabies will face the Cherry Blossoms in the
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