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Japan goes into its final Pool B game Sunday knowing its hopes of a quarterfinal place at the Rugby World Cup have been dashed following Scotland’s 36-33 win over Samoa at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

In one of the most thrilling games of the tournament to date, a try by Samoan replacement prop Motu Matu’u two minutes from time set up a grandstand finish in Newcastle. But the Scots held on for the win and confirmed Japan would be playing for nothing more than pride when it takes on the United States in Gloucester.

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