14 Oct 2019

Rugby World Cup: Japan's fight for the quarter-finals

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 14 October 2019

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph claimed that seeing Typhoon Hagibis destroy parts of the country inspired his team to battle harder for a quarter-final place at the Rugby World Cup.

The Brave Blossoms beat Scotland 28-21 in a thrilling encounter in Yokohama overnight topping Pool A ahead of Ireland and securing a place in the quarter finals for the first time ever.

Bridget Burke has more.