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Japan v Scotland: Team news, stats & preview

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Scotland go into their World Cup pool match needing a win over Japan to get to the quarter finals, while bonus points may become involved.
The side of gregor Townsend has to take more things than the host country.
The match is currently still under threat from the powerful winds and heavy rain brought by Typhoon Hagibis
In case of cancelation, Scotland would be removed, with both sides given two points.
A decision on if the match goes ahead is anticipated around midnight on Saturday.
Their position has been secured by group competitions Ireland in the last eight win over Samoa.
Captain Stuart McInally has fell, with all Fraser Brown beginning at hooker and scrum-half Greig Laidlaw top the side.
Together with Sean Maitland wings Darcy Graham along with Tommy Seymour will be the only survivors in the 61-0 win over Russia of Wednesday.
Japan have gone up as they pursue a place in the last eight for the first time.
Michael Leitch returns as captain, while hooker Shota Horie, second-row Luke Thompson, winger Kenki Fukuoka and full-back William Tupou are also included.
Fly-half Yu Tamura is your championship leading scorer going into the weekend with 40 points.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph:My group is inspired by achieving something that is good – not avoiding an embarrassment. We all want to make the right to be thought of as one of the elite teams. It is important for us to wake up on Monday morning and comprehend that [either] we are a worthy top eight team or we are not quite good enough.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend:This is the game a lot of individuals are looking forward to. Weve talking about it as one of the rare occasions where we get to perform at a direct shoot-out for those quarter-finals. It is a game you wish to be involved in.
Japan: Tupou; Matsushima; Nakamura, Lafaele; Fukuoka; Tamura; Nagare; Inagaki, Horie, Koo Moore Labuschagne, Himeno.
Replacements: Sakate, Nakajima, Ai Valu, Helu, Tui Matsuda, Yamanaka
Scotland: Hogg Harris Graham, Russell, Laidlaw; Dell, Brown, Nel Gray, Bradbury, Ritchie, Thomson.
Replacements: McInally, Reid, Fagerson, Cummings, Wilson, G Horne Kinghorn.
Head coach Steve Clarke will face serious concerns regarding a lack of improvement or scotland must beat against Cyprus in Nicosia, suggests Alasdair Lamont.
Can Greig Laidlaw make his final international appearance against Japan on Sunday or has come and gone to Typhoon Hagibis? Tom English speaks into the Scotland captain.
Andy Burke and Tom English are in Yokohama. They analyse Gregor Townsends choice to fall captain Stuart McInally, a crazy week, and get a pair of the World Cup memories of Chris Paterson.
World Rugby has revealedwoeful intransigence because a typhoon threatens to ditch Scotland from this Rugby World Cup in themost farcical circumstance imaginable, writes Tom English.
Michael Stewart and pundits Steven Thompson – as well as Scotland striker Steven Naismith – chew over the trouncing at Russia of the national team.
Steve Clarkes Scotland have conceded goals at an alarming speed in his five games in charge. But what are the problems and how can he address them? Three prior internationals were asked by BBC Scotland.
Arsenal and Scotland Emma Mitchell opens up on mental wellbeing in a meeting with BBC Sport.
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