Sep 23, 2015 at 2.30pm UK at ‚ÄčKingsholm

45-10

Hardie (49'), Bennett (56', 69'), Seymour (64'), Russell (74')
FT
Mafi (15')
Result: Five-star Scotland power past Japan
Result: Five-star Scotland power past Japan
Scotland score five tries in the second half to ease to a 45-10 bonus-point victory over South Africa conquerors Japan at the Rugby World Cup.
Reaction
Scotland's coach Vern Cotter smiles before the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on August 5, 2015
Scotland coach Vern Cotter promotes bench to starting lineup, four new faces
Scotland's Vern Cotter makes 10 changes to the team that beat Japan, with the entire bench being promoted to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against USA.
Sep 25, 10:46
Josh Strauss of Scotland is tackled during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Interview: Scotland back-row Josh Strauss
Scotland flanker Josh Strauss speaks to Sports Mole having made his long-awaited but controversial debut for his adopted country in their World Cup victory over Japan.
Sep 23, 22:36
Finn Russell of Scotland dives over for a try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Interview: Scotland fly-half Finn Russell
Try-scoring Scotland fly-half Finn Russell speaks to Sports Mole about his side's performance in the bonus-point victory over Japan at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 22:08
Japan Forwards Coach Steve Borthwick looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Steve Borthwick "annoyed" by Japan mistakes
Japan forwards coach Steve Borthwick bemoans his side's errors in the second half of the Rugby World Cup defeat at the hands of Scotland.
Sep 23, 21:44
Stuart Hogg of Scotland during the Rugby World Cup game with Japan on September 23, 2015
Stuart Hogg delighted with Scotland victory over Japan
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg tells Sports Mole that he is delighted with his side's bonus-point win over Japan in their opening match of the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 19:06
Japan head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the Rugby World Cup game with Scotland on September 23, 2015
Japan head coach Eddie Jones: 'No excuses for Scotland defeat'
Japan head coach Eddie Jones tells Sports Mole that Scotland were simply "too good" for his side in the second half of their 45-10 defeat at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 18:44
Greig Laidlaw in action for Scotland during the Rugby World Cup game with Japan on September 23, 2015
Greig Laidlaw: 'Bonus point could prove crucial'
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw tells Sports Mole that his side's bonus point from the 45-10 victory over Japan at the Rugby World Cup could prove crucial.
Sep 23, 18:34
Scotland's coach Vern Cotter smiles before the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on August 5, 2015
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter pleased to pass "great test"
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter tells Sports Mole that he is pleased to have safely negotiated South Africa's conquerors Japan at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 18:25
The Match
Match Report
Scotland score five tries in the second half to ease to a 45-10 bonus-point victory over South Africa conquerors Japan at the Rugby World Cup.
Live Commentary
Relive the action as Scotland secure a bonus point in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup, thrashing Japan 45-10 at Kingsholm.
HT Report
Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw kicks four penalties in the first half to hand his side a 12-7 lead over Japan in their Rugby World Cup Pool B clash.
Head to Head
Nov 9, 2013 2.30pm
Scotland
42-17
Japan
Seymour (2), Laidlaw, Dickinson, Weir, Lamont
Fukuoku, Fukuoko



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