Japan v Scotland
Rugby World Cup 2019
Scotland return to Yokohama for the final pool game against Rugby World Cup hosts Japan. There have been seven full Tests between these two teams, and a further five “non-cap” games.
This will be the fourth time the two sides have met in a Rugby World Cup, Scotland winning the three previous encounters in 1991, 2003 and 2015.
|Full cap internationals|
|1991||Scotland 47 – 9 Japan||BT Murrayfield||RWC’91|
|2003||Scotland 32 – 11 Japan||Townsville (Australia)||RWC’03|
|2004||Scotland 100 – 8 Japan||McDiarmid Park, Perth|
|2013||Scotland 42 – 17 Japan||BT Murrayfield|
|2015||Scotland 45 – 10 Japan||Gloucester (England)||RWC’15|
|2016||Japan 13 – 26 Scotland||Toyota City||Summer Tour|
|2016||Japan 16 – 21 Scotland||Tokyo||Summer Tour|
|1976||Scotland XV 34 – 15 Japan||BT Murrayfield|
|1977||Japan 9 – 74 Scotland XV||Tokyo|
|1986||Scotland XV 33 – 18 Japan||BT Murrayfield|
|1989||Japan 28 – 24 Scotland XV||Tokyo|
|2010||Scotland XV 24 – 5 Japan||BT Murrayfield|
Japan at a glance
Hosts Japan will head into the tournament with confidence after recently being crowned Pacific Nations Cup champions for only the third time, ending Fiji’s four-year dominance in the competition. The Brave Blossoms scored an impressive 14 tries and 109 points over the three games against Fiji, Tonga and USA and claimed the title with an emphatic 34-20 victory against USA in the title decider.
Watching on TV?
In the UK the Japan v Scotland game will be shown live on ITV, kicking off at 11.45am (BST)
Find out where to watch: rugbyworldcup.com/broadcasters
Going to the Game?
If you are going to the game at International Stadium or watching it in Yokohama, you are invited to join other Scotland supporters at Scottish Rugby House!
After its success the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Scottish Rugby House in Yokohama will again provide Scotland fans with the ideal place to gather pre-match and travel together to the ground
before the pool games against Ireland and Japan. Hosted by former Scotland Captain Al Kellock, Scottish Rugby House will bring a taste of Scotland to Japan, with great food, drink and entertainment on offer and big screens showing other Rugby World Cup action throughout the day to keep fans fully up-to-date with all the games being played. All guests will be entered into a Prize Draw to win a series of fantastic prizes, including signed Scotland shirts and tickets + hospitality for home Scotland games at the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship.
There are still spaces are still available at Scotland Rugby House: view package details and event information here.
If you’re head to Japan for the tournament, please read our RWC2019: Fan Guide for travel information and advice, useful links and recommended social media accounts to follow.