SCOTLAND are OUT of the World Cup after heartbreaking defeat in Yokohama.
Despite taking an early lead, the Scots were unable to live with a Japanese side who were supreme in both attack and defence.
- Japan 28 Scotland 21 – FULL TIME
- Russell got early try for Scots
- But Japan hit back in incredible style with tries from Matsushima, Inagaki and Fukuoka (2)
- Scotland had to win to reach quarter-finals with New Zealand waiting
- Japan top the group and will now face South Africa in the knockouts
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Japan XV: Inagaki, Horie, Koo, Thompson, Moore, Leitch, Labuschagne, Himeno, Nagare, Tamura, Fukuoka, Nakamura, Lafaele, Matsushima, Tupou
Replacements: Sakate, Nakajima, Valu, Helu, Tui, Tanaka, Matsuda, Yamanaka
Scotland XV: Dell, Brown, Nel, Gilchrist, Gray, Bradbury, Ritchie, Thomson, Laidlaw, Russell, Graham, Johnson, Harris, Seymour, Hogg
Replacements: McInally, Reid, Fagerson, Cummings, Wilson, G. Horne, P. Horne, Kinghorn