The match between Japan and Scotland is turning out to be one of the most anticipated matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Not only will it wrap up the pool stages of the tournament, but it might end in a result few would have expected.
The fixture is critical for both teams – qualification for the quarterfinals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup depends on this. However, the match hangs in the balance.
With Typhoon Hagibis throwing the tournament into chaos – with two fixtures already cancelled – this match could be cancelled, too. World Rugby delayed the decision on whether or not the fixture would go ahead, saying it would make a final call on Sunday, around six hours prior to kick-off.
Ireland beat Samoa on Saturday, securing their spot in the last eight – making this a straight shootout for a place in the knockouts.
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Rugby World Cup fixtures: Japan vs Scotland
Kick off is at 12:45 SAST.
Read our explainer for more details on the two Rugby World Cup games cancelled in the wake of a raging typhoon.
France will also be keeping one eye on this fixture in Pool A – where a myriad scenarios are set to determine who they will face in the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.