Scotland advance after 3pt win, Japan exit

Samoa's Alafoti Fa'osiliva (far left) shielding the ball from Scotland during their Rugby World Cup clash in Newcastle yesterday. Scotland won 36-33 to advance to the quarter-finals as Pool B runners-up, at the same time eliminating Japan even though
Samoa's Alafoti Fa'osiliva (far left) shielding the ball from Scotland during their Rugby World Cup clash in Newcastle yesterday. PHOTO: ACTION IMAGES

Samoa's Alafoti Fa'osiliva shielding the ball from Scotland during their Rugby World Cup clash in Newcastle yesterday. Scotland won 36-33 to advance to the quarter-finals as Pool B runners-up, at the same time eliminating Japan even though the Cherry Blossoms play the United States only tonight.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 11, 2015, with the headline 'Scotland advance after 3pt win, Japan exit'. Print Edition | Subscribe