The world will be watching when the Brave Blossoms take on Scotland in the most important match in Japanese rugby history in Yokohama on Sunday, writes Quintin van Jaarsveld.
With Scotland expected to ease past Russia on Wednesday, Sunday’s showdown is set to be a shootout for a place in the quarterfinals. How apropos, that the clash with the highest stakes will close out the pool stage of what’s been a riveting Rugby World Cup so far.
With 12 clashes on the cards, it’ll be an action-packed week in which every side will have something to play for. For the best of the best set to do battle in the play-offs, it’ll be important to continue building momentum, while the rest will want to sign off with a win.