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Lots of breakdown penalties against Scotland so far.
 

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Missed the first 17 minutes but love the handling from the Japanese
 

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Missed the clear forward pass from russell to Johnson
The reffing this AI
 

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The least likeable side vs the most likeable side (IMO)
 

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Nah IMO Scotland is pretty likeable they play good brand of rugby.
Wales is far far worse
 

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The least likeable side vs the most likeable side (IMO)
What did Japan do to hurt you?

Japan looking more settled this week, tbf
Scotland's discipline has been really poor - Japan's defence has the tendency to have lapses in concentration when the pressure is on, if Scotland didn't keep letting them off the hook with the penalties I think we could've seen a couple more tries
 

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Surprised they didn't penalise the Scottish hooker then - Japan were never going to go quick at the lineout but you can't go and slap the ball out of the guys hands

He's obv just angry cause Japan can actually complete a lineout
 

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Japan definitely targeting Scotland's right wing hoping to get around the defence.

Matsushima first receiver has a natural ring to it.
 
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Well done ref. Actually following through after a warning even if it was a while ago.
 

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Japan really need to close the gap in this YC period

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Would've been a great try that
 

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asking but since the Scottish player had both knees on the ground would that have been playing the ball whilst on the ground?
 

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Surely Van Der Merwe was playing the ball on the floor. What are the rules if you're on your knees?
 

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Scrappy but not a bad appetiser for the main event in half an hour
 

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Scotland too strong in the set piece and Japan's red zone defence was not good enough. Too easy for Scotland to score when they got close to the tryline.

Overall Scotland have won 3 games, but not sure they've improved massively though, especially in attack. They look scrappy rather than coordinated tbh.
Considering that this is their first period of sustained rugby and the improvement they've made, Japan have done well, let's hope they can build back to the heights of 2019.
 

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Good game, Japan unlucky to not get a pen try when DVDM grabbed the ball on his knees on the try line.

Scotland deserved that and Japan end the tour on a high note imo
 
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