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October 09, 2019

Scotland in big win over Russia

Posted by Editor on October 9, 2019 04:29 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Adam Hastings took the man-of-the-match award
Scotland went over for nine tries as they overwhelmed Russia 61-0 at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Wednesday.

With a try bonus-point also achieved, the Scots claimed the required five points that sets up a crunch clash with Japan on Sunday - weather permitting.

George Horne grabbed a hat-trick while Adam Hastings (2), George Turner, Tommy Seymour, John Barclay and Stuart McInally also crossed, with Hastings kicking eight conversions for a 26-point haul.

It could all be for nothing however due to a typhoon that threatens Sunday's meeting with the hosts.

Two Saturday games have been cancelled and declared draws on safety grounds as Typhoon Hagibis closes in and a repeat on Sunday could eliminate Scotland.

Gregor Townsend's side must defeat hosts Japan in Yokohama to have a chance of staying in the competition.

"We've been told now that Sunday looks clear," Scotland's head coach said.

"Saturday is the day the typhoon comes in and it comes through quite quickly."

Scottish Rugby has called on World Rugby to devise "contingency plans" to protect the integrity of the competition in the event that the Pool A fixture cannot go ahead in Yokohama.

A final decision will not be made until the morning of Sunday's match, seemingly ruling out any rescheduling.