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Kotaro Matsushima goes over for Japan on September 20, 2019
The Rugby World Cup so far in numbers
Japan will feature in the knock-out stages for the first time at a Rugby World Cup.
Oct 16, 11:14
Japan's Isileli Nakajima and team mates celebrate at the end of the match as Scotland players look dejected on October 13, 2019
Result: Hosts Japan win thrilling Group A decider to dump Scotland out of World Cup
Needing an eight-point win, Gregor Townsend's men lost 28-21 in a match that had been threatened by Super Typhoon Hagibis.
Oct 13, 15:12
Zander Fagerson in action for Scotland in November 2017
Zander Fagerson: 'We know what we need to do against Russia'
Scotland need a bonus-point win over the Bears.
Oct 6, 08:20
England's George Ford scores their fourth try against Argentina on October 5, 2019
Day 18 at the Rugby World Cup: England into quarter-finals
Hosts Japan continued their fine tournament.
Oct 5, 15:29
Kotaro Matsushima goes over for Japan on September 20, 2019
Day one at the Rugby World Cup: Ideal start for hosts Japan
A look back on all the action from Japan and at what is coming up on Saturday.
Sep 20, 16:19
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Result: Japan bow out of Rugby World Cup with convincing win over USA
Japan end their Rugby World Cup adventure with a 28-18 victory over USA at the Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.
Oct 11, 21:42
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Half-Time Report: Japan take nine-point lead into interval against USA
Japan lead USA 17-8 at half time in the Rugby World Cup's final pool-phase fixture at the Kingsholm Stadium.
Oct 11, 20:44
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Live Commentary: USA 18-28 Japan - as it happened
Take a look back at the final game of the pool stage with Sports Mole's text coverage of Japan's World Cup triumph over USA.
Oct 11, 19:28
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Half-Time Report: Greig Laidlaw kicks Scotland ahead against Japan
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.
Sep 23, 15:17

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Thursday's key events

· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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