Scotland round off their final Autumn Nations Series match this weekend with Japan travelling to Murrayfield.
Scotland are eager to rally after a 30-15 loss to world champions South Africa last weekend.
While the Brave Blossoms will take confidence from their win over the Scots at the World Cup two years ago, but their form since, partly due to Covid and a lack of practice, has seen them lose four of their last five games – with a solitary win coming against minnows Portugal.
It promises to be a good opportunity for Gregor Townsend’s men to get right after last weekend, while exacting some revenge and finishing their season on a high note.
Townsend said: “I expect a similar challenge to the one they presented us two years ago. I coached the team that day and I was part of the Lions coaching staff in the summer and they played very well the more they got into the game, especially in the second half. We’re going to see their best performance of the campaign, that’s for sure. It’s up to us to deliver our best performance on the other side.”
Here is everything you need to know.
When is Scotland vs Japan?
Scotland v Japan will take place on Saturday, 20 November 2021, the game at Murrayfield, Edinburgh will kick off at 1pm GMT.
How can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video. If you’re not an Amazon Prime Video subscriber, start a free 30-day trial here.
You can watch a live stream through the Prime Video app on most mobile devices. Coverage of the game starts from 12:30pm GMT.
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Stuart Hogg (captain), Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Duhan van der Merwe, Finn Russell, Ali Price; Josh Bayliss, Hamish Watson, Jamie Ritchie, Grant Gilchrist, Scott Cummings, Zander Fagerson, George Turner, Jamie Bhatti. Reserves: Stuart McInally, Pierre Schoeman, Javan Sebastian, Sam Skinner, Dylan Richardson, Matt Fagerson, George Horne, Blair Kinghorn.
Ryohei Yamanaka, Kotaro Matsushima, Shogo Nakano, Ryoto Nakamura, Siosaia Fifita, Rikiya Matsuda, Yutaka Nagare; Kazuki Himeno, Pieter Labuschagne (captain), Michael Leitch, James Moore, Jack Cornelsen, Asaeli Ai Valu, Atsushi Sakate, Craig Millar. Reserves: Kosuke Horikoshi, Keita Inagaki, Shinnosuke Kakinaga, Ben Gunter, Tevita Tatafu, Naoto Saito, Yu Tamura, Dylan Riley.
With the Brave Blossoms a little undercooked at this level due to the Covid pandemic, expect Scotland to have too much here and ease to victory by a couple scores.