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Match report and highlights: Samoa 5-26 Japan

Japan's hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals remain very much alive after their extraordinary tournament continued with a resounding win over Samoa.

The Blossoms inflicted one of the greatest shocks in rugby history by beating two-time champions South Africa a fortnight ago and they upset the odds again, thrashing Samoa 26-5 at Stadium MK.

Akihito Yamada celebrates his try.

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Watch Scotland v Japan live on ITV followed by Australia v Fiji

Will Scotland flower in their World Cup opener against Japan?

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We've seen England, Wales and Ireland in action already at this World Cup, and now it's the turn of Scotland to enter the fray.

The Scots take on tournament stars Japan, who shocked the rugby world by beating South Africa in Brighton (watch highlights), in an intriguing Pool B match-up at Kingsholm.

Watch the match live on ITV (and ITV Player on web and app) at 2pm on Wednesday 23rd September, and don't forget to play along with the action in our free app.