Scotland have been knocked out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage for only the second time after being beaten by an irrepressible Japanese side in Yokohama.
- Japan are just the fourth non tier-one side to reach the quarter-finals, and the first since Fiji in 2007.
- Scotland have failed to make it out of the pool stages for just the second time (also in 2011).
- Japan have won six consecutive World Cup matches – only Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa have enjoyed longer winning runs.
- Samoa (1991 and 1995) are the only other non tier-one side to beat two tier-one teams in the same World Cup, as Japan have in 2019 with victories over Ireland and Scotland.
- Kotaro Matsushima has scored five tries at this year’s tournament.
- Luke Thompson, 38, made a record 13th World Cup appearance for Japan and became the third-oldest player from any nation to feature.
Japan: Tupou; Matsushima; Lafaele, Nakamura; Fukuoka; Tamura; Nagare; Inagaki, Horie, Koo; Thompson, Moore; Leitch, Labuschagne, Himeno.
Replacements: Sakate, Nakajima, Ai Valu, Helu, Tui, Tanaka, Matsuda, Yamanaka.
Scotland: Hogg; Seymour, Harris, Johnson, Graham, Russell, Laidlaw; Dell, Brown, Nel, Gilchrist, Gray, Bradbury, Ritchie, Thomson.
Replacements: McInally, Reid, Fagerson, Cummings, Wilson, G Horne, P Horne, Kinghorn.