Scotland run riot in second half to rout Japan 45-10 at Rugby World Cup
Japan Today -- Sep 24
Japan were unable to make it two Rugby World Cup wins in four days as they went down 45-10 to Scotland in Pool B at Kingsholm on Wednesday.

Forced into a four-day turnaround and with potential match winner Amanaki Leilei Mafi stretchered off in the 44th minute, Japan played bravely but were never able to repeat the magic of their historic win over South Africa on the opening weekend.

On a mild day in this rugby mad town, Japan had to start well to win over the neutrals in the crowd and stop the Scots-who were playing their first game in the tournament-in their tracks.

But tiredness and nervousness-two traits missing against the Springboks-seemed to haunt the Brave Blossoms early on.

Handling errors from the likes of Michael Leitch and Fumiaki Tanaka and a missed kick from Ayumu Goromaru were evident of that. And with the pack-not to mention Kotaro Matsushima, who was sent to the bin for a professional foul-getting on the wrong side of referee John Lacey the Scots took full advantage.

ラグビーのワールドカップです。初戦で大金星を挙げた日本は第2戦、強豪スコットラン­ドと対戦し、敗れました。試合を応援した人たちの反応です。 現地で応援した人:「大丈夫です。
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