Extended highlights: @lospumas v @usarugby at Rugby World Cup 2019 #RWC2019 #ARGvUSA pic.twitter.com/N5gfxvU1wN — Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 10, 2019 Scotland smash Russia to set up decider against Japan Scotland hammered Russia 61-0 in Pool A to set up an intriguing clash against Japan. The bonus-point win at Shizuoka Stadium means the Scots can reach the last eight of the tournament if they beat the host nation in their final pool match. Gregor Townsend made 14 changes from the team which beat Samoa, with Darcy Graham the only player to keep his place. After 12 scoreless minutes, Adam Hastings plundered two tries in four minutes for Scotland against their European opponents. Hastings converted both of his own tries to make it 12-0 after 19 minutes, before George Horne made an interception from Dmitry Perov's stray pass to register Scotland's third try two minutes later. Another conversion from Hastings left Russia trailing 21-0 at the interval. A storming 60-metre run from Graham in the 44th minute led to try number four - and a bonus point - with Horne crossing for his second try. George Turner crossed the whitewash for try number five in the 51st minute, with Tommy Seymour recording five more points five minutes later as the Scots ran riot. Horne completed his hat-trick just before the hour mark, with a tired Russia simply unable to live with Townsend's team. Captain John Barclay added another try in the 75th minute, before Stuart McInally's late try sealed a 61-0 win. Scotland enter their final Pool A game against Japan in third place in the group, one point and one place beneath Ireland. Wales reach last eight with win over Fiji Wales booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 29-17 win over Fiji in Pool D. Josh Adams scored a hat-trick of tries as Wales came from behind to secure a bonus-point victory at Oita Bank Dome. Warren Gatland's men now top the pool ahead of Australia. Fiji made a superb start to the game, recording the first two tries of the match. Josua Tuisova bulldozed his way through for a try in the fourth minute for the Pacific islanders shortly after a five-metre scrum. Wales hooker Ken Owens was sent to the sin bin in the eighth minute for flipping Fiji's Viliame Mata on his back. A minute later, Fiji recorded their second try. Kini Murimurivalu went over in the corner after great play from Semi Radradra, who produced his second successive man of the match performance. Ben Volavola missed both conversions, and Fiji lock Tevita Cavubati was shown a yellow card for a shoulder charge in the 17th minute. Wales made Fiji pay within a minute, with Adams crossing for his first try after a sublime kick from Dan Biggar. Biggar converted to make it 10-7. Adams went over down the right channel for his second try in the 31st minute, not long after Fiji flanker Semi Kunatani was sent to the sin bin. Another Biggar conversion gave Wales a narrow 14-10 lead at the interval. A forward pass in the buildup denied Radradra and Fiji a try early in the second half. However, shortly after Wales' James was shown a yellow card, the Pacific islanders were awarded a penalty try in the 54th minute after Wales collapsed the maul. Rhys Patchell replaced Biggar - who had to be withdrawn after being on the receiving end of a huge hit - and split the posts with a penalty in the 58th minute to restore Wales' lead. Adams completed his hat-trick in the 61st minute, finishing in the corner after good work from Davies. Liam Williams added another try with 10 minutes remaining after being set up by Gareth Davies, and added a conversion himself to make it 29-17. The knockout stages beckon for Gatland's men.
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