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Live Reporting

By Jamie Lyall

All times stated are UK

  1. Phew...

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Right, after five hours piloting this desperately chaotic live text, I'm off to soak my hands in a bucket of ice and then stagger away for a lie down in a darkened room.

    A truly magnificent day for Japanese rugby - and, it is hard to argue, for the World Cup at large.

    A very dark one for Scotland, who crash out of the showpiece in brutal fashion.

    What next for Japan? Surely a place at one of the top-tier Test tournaments. For Scotland? A lot of soul-searching.

    I hope you enjoyed today's carnival of rugby as much as I have.

    Scotland fans, if you want to pile on the misery, the footballers take on San Marino in just over an hour. Some other poor soul will be live-texting that game, and there will of course be radio coverage on Sportsound.

    Thanks for your company, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

    Japan fans
  2. An overreaction?

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Sam McLatchie aims to add some perspective to the uproar on Twitter: "So disappointing to see so much negativity among fellow Scots about being knocked out. We were outstanding today. Japan were just better than outstanding. They were magnificent."

    Paul Woodroffe adds: "Once again Scotland haven't played intense enough rugby for 80 minutes, only 45. Same against England with that massive 2nd half comeback to draw. Today the best team won by far."

    What do you think? Let us know using #bbcsportscot or #bbcrugby

  3. Post update

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    WP Nel scores
    Image caption: WP Nel burrowed over to hand Scotland a much-needed lifeline
    Zander Fagerson scores
    Image caption: Then his replacement, Zander Fagerson, capped a cracking Jonny Gray bust and flick by trundling home. With 58 minutes gone, Scotland were back within a score. It was as close as they came.
  4. Post update

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Kenki Fukuoka scores
    Image caption: With the clock red for half-time, Kenki Fukuoka gathered a gorgeously weighted Tim Lafaele chip kick and scampered away for a third Japan try
    Kenki Fukuoka scores
    Image caption: Scotland were desperate for a big start to the second half. But Chris Harris had the ball ripped from his grasp, and off went Fukuoka under the sticks for Japan's bonus-point score.
  5. Post update

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Keita Inagaki scores
    Image caption: Then prop Keita Inagaki barreled over to finish a magnificent flowing attack under the Scottish posts. Catch this one on the highlights if you can - it was outrageous.
  6. Post update

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Kotaro Matsushima
    Image caption: But Kotaro Matsushima scorched on to a superb Kenki Fukuoka offload to tie things up
  7. How the action unfolded

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    If you're late to these pages, here's a quick rundown of how that bonkers, riveting Test match played out...

    Finn Russell scores
    Image caption: It began so well for Scotland when Finn Russell's early try made it 7-0.
  8. Post update

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Could Scotland do with a few modern-day David Soles in their line-up?

    View more on twitter
  9. 'Townsend is not the man'

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Another disgruntled Scotland fan on Twitter...

    Iain Sim says: "Been saying for ages Gregor Townsend is not the man. We’ve gone back under him and Vern Cotter took us forward in a relatively short time. Finn Russell is a Townsend and needs to stop believing his own press."

    What do you think? Let us know using #bbcsportscot or #bbcrugby on Twitter.

  10. 'Euphoric despair'

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    "Euphoric despair" is a pretty perfect summary for how some of those travelling Scotland fans must be feeling just now. Especially given the tragedy of the typhoon and the romance of the wonderful host nation making the quarter-finals.

    View more on twitter
  11. 'Little errors were gifts to Japan'

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    More from Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie: "I think we started the first half really well. We pinned them back and scored that try and then they got that penalty and got all the momentum. They're very good at keeping the ball. It's part of their game and anytime we got the ball back we made little errors that were gifts to them. So a half-drop-kick from Finn [Russell] or they got a knock-through after charging down a kick. So little bounces of the ball seemed to go their way in the first half and we couldn't quite claim it back."

  12. 'Focus on the rugby'

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    The Juppster has some strong words of advice for Scottish Rugby.

    They write, in response to our "What would you do?" query:

    "What would I do? Focus on the rugby in the build-up to the match instead of legal action and making yourselves look foolish in the face of a massive typhoon."

  13. 2004 v 2019...

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Andy Henderson scores for Scotland against Japan

    November 2004: Scotland 100-8 Japan

    October 2019: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Japan players celebrate beating Scotland
  14. What would you do?

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Right, Scotland fans.

    Time to go all Coleen Rooney - channel your inner detective and tell us what you'd do to get your team firing again.

    Different selections? A change in tactics? New coaching?

    Or has there been an overreaction to a defeat by a better team?

    Let us know using #bbcsportscot and #bbcrugby on Twitter.

  15. King Kenki

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Once again, Kenki Fukuoka had big trouble in store for Scotland. In the picture below, he's evading the clutches of Tommy Seymour (his opposite man today) en route to one of two tries at Murrayfield six years ago.

    The winger was dazzling today.

    From nine carries, he:

    • Made 110m
    • Made three clean breaks
    • Beat seven defenders
    Kenki Fukuoka evades the tackle of Tommy Seymour
  16. Are Scotland too nice?

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Are our pundits right?

    Are Scotland's players talented but too "nice" in the heat of the battle?

    Thumbs up for yes, thumbs down for no.

  17. No more Mr Nice Guys

    FT: Japan 28-21 Scotland

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: It's about wins. I'd rather play badly and win, than put the effort into technique and lose. The only way we're going to win away from home is to get that rugged, 'dog' in to the forwards and lose our 'nice guy' attitudes a little.