Japan v Scotland: Team news, stats & preview

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Scotland go in their final World Cup pool game whilst bonus points could come into play, needing a win over Japan to reach the quarter finals.
The side of gregor Townsend must take more things than the host nation to advance.
The match is currently under threat from the powerful winds and heavy rain
With both sides given 2 points, Scotland will be eliminated, in the event of cancelation.
A decision on if the game goes forward is expected around midnight on Saturday.
Group rivals Ireland have secured their place in the last eight with a bonus point win over Samoa.
Captain Stuart McInally has been fell by scotland, together with Fraser Brown beginning at scrum-half and hooker Greig Laidlaw directing the side.
Together with Sean Maitland injured, Tommy Seymour along with wings Darcy Graham are the only survivors from Wednesday win over Russia.
Japan have gone up as they pursue a place in the last eight for the first time.
Michael Leitch returns as captain, while full-back William Tupou, second-row Luke Thompson, winger Kenki Fukuoka and hooker Shota Horie are contained.
Fly-half Yu Tamura is the tournament leading scorer going into the last weekend with 40 points to his name.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph:My team is motivated by accomplishing something that is great – not preventing an embarrassment. We all want to make the right to be thought of as one of the elite teams. Its important for us to wake up on Monday morning and understand that [possibly ] we are a worthy high eight team or we are not quite good enough.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend:This is the game a lot of people are awaiting. We have talking about it among the rare events where we get to perform at a direct shoot-out for those quarter-finals. Its a game you wish to be involved in.
Japan: Tupou; Matsushima; Nakamura, Lafaele; Fukuoka; Tamura; Nagare; Inagaki, Horie, Koo; Thompson, Moore; Leitch, Labuschagne, Himeno.
Replacements: Sakate, Nakajima Valu Tui, Tanaka, Matsuda, Yamanaka
Scotland: Hogg Harris Graham, Russell, Laidlaw; Dell Nel, Gilchrist, Gray, Bradbury, Ritchie, Thomson.
Kinghorn, replacements: McInally, Reid Cummings, Wilson Horne, P Horne.
Head coach Steve Clarke will confront serious concerns regarding a lack of improvement or two scotland must conquer against Cyprus in Nicosia next month, indicates Alasdair Lamont.
Can Greig Laidlaw has come and gone thanks to Typhoon Hagibis or create his final appearance on Sunday against Japan? Tom English speaks to the Scotland captain.
Tom English and andy Burke are in Yokohama. They analyse a week, Gregor Townsends decision to drop captain Stuart McInally, and get a number of Chris Patersons World Cup memories.
World Rugby has shownwoeful intransigence as a typhoon threatens to ditch Scotland from the Rugby World Cup at themany farcical circumstance possible, writes Tom English.
Michael Stewart and sportscene pundits Steven Thompson – and Scotland striker Steven Naismith – chew over the national teams trouncing in Russia.
The Scotland of steve Clarke have conceded goals. But what are the problems and how can he address them? Three former internationals were requested by BBC Scotland.
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