2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B

Pool B of the 2015 Rugby World Cup began on 19 September and was completed on 11 October 2015.[1] The pool was composed of South Africa, Samoa and Scotland – who all qualified automatically for the tournament due to finishing in the top three positions in their pools in 2011 – joined by the top Asian qualifier, Japan, and the second American qualifier, United States. South Africa and Scotland qualified for the quarter finals.[2]

OverallEdit

Key to colours in pool tables
Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Eliminated but qualified for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Team
Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
  South Africa 4 3 0 1 23 176 56 +120 4 16
  Scotland 4 3 0 1 14 136 93 +43 2 14
  Japan 4 3 0 1 9 98 100 –2 0 12
  Samoa 4 1 0 3 7 69 124 –55 2 6
  United States 4 0 0 4 5 50 156 –106 0 0

All times are local United Kingdom time (UTC+01)

South Africa vs JapanEdit

19 September 2015
16:45
South Africa   32–34   Japan
Try: Louw 18' c
B. Du Plessis 33' m
De Jager 44' c
Strauss 62' c
Con: Lambie (2/3) 19', 45'
Pollard (1/1) 63'
Pen: Lambie (1/1) 57'
Pollard (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Leitch 30' c
Goromaru 69' c
Hesketh 80' m
Con: Goromaru (2/3) 31', 70'
Pen: Goromaru (5/6) 8', 43', 49', 53', 60'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Bryan Habana
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c)
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo   70'
FH 10 Pat Lambie   58'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar   58'
N8 8 Schalk Burger
BF 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit   57'
OF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Lood de Jager   69'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   54'   79'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis   54'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   54'   79'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss   54'
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane   54'   79'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen   78' to 80'   54'
LK 19 Eben Etzebeth   69'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi   57'   79'
SH 21 Fourie du Preez   58'
FH 22 Handré Pollard   58'
WG 23 JP Pietersen   70'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
 
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Akihito Yamada   79'
OC 13 Male Sa'u
IC 12 Harumichi Tatekawa
LW 11 Kotaro Matsushima
FH 10 Kosei Ono   73'
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka   67'
N8 8 Hendrik Tui   46'
OF 7 Michael Broadhurst
BF 6 Michael Leitch (c)
RL 5 Hitoshi Ono   54'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama   10'   19'   54'
HK 2 Shota Horie   70'
LP 1 Masataka Mikami   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu   70'
PR 17 Keita Inagaki   58'
PR 18 Hiroshi Yamashita   10'   19'   54'
LK 19 Shinya Makabe   54'
N8 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi   46'
SH 21 Atsushi Hiwasa   67'
CE 22 Yu Tamura   73'
WG 23 Karne Hesketh   79'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Fumiaki Tanaka (Japan)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Fumiaki Tanaka earned his 50th test cap for Japan.[3]
  • This was the first ever match between these nations.
  • This was South Africa's first ever loss to a Tier 2 nation.[4]
  • This was Japan's second ever win over one of the SANZAAR nations.[5]

Samoa vs United StatesEdit

20 September 2015
12:00
Samoa   25–16   United States
Try: Nanai-Williams 20' m
Treviranus 46' m
Pen: T. Pisi (4/5) 8', 28', 39', 51'
Stanley (1/1) 70'
Report Try: Wyles 34' m
Baumann 74' m
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 31', 53'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samoa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
FB 15 Tim Nanai-Williams
RW 14 Ken Pisi
OC 13 Paul Perez
IC 12 Rey Lee-Lo   2'   9'
LW 11 Alesana Tuilagi   73'
FH 10 Tusi Pisi   58'
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i
N8 8 Ofisa Treviranus (c)
OF 7 Jack Lam
BF 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu   51'
RL 5 Joe Tekori   58'
LL 4 Filo Paulo
TP 3 Anthony Perenise   51'
HK 2 Ole Avei   66'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo
Replacements:
HK 16 Motu Matu'u   66'
PR 17 Viliamu Afatia
PR 18 Census Johnston   51'
FL 19 Faifili Levave   58'
FL 20 Alafoti Faosiliva   51'
SH 21 Vavao Afemai
FH 22 Michael Stanley   2'   9'   58'
WG 23 Fa'atoina Autagavaia   73'
Coach:
  Stephen Betham
 
FB 15 Blaine Scully   51'
RW 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya
OC 13 Seamus Kelly
IC 12 Thretton Palamo
LW 11 Chris Wyles (c)
FH 10 AJ MacGinty
SH 9 Mike Petri
N8 8 Samu Manoa
OF 7 Andrew Durutalo
BF 6 Alastair McFarland
RL 5 Greg Peterson   58'
LL 4 Hayden Smith   51'
TP 3 Titi Lamositele   71'
HK 2 Zach Fenoglio   51'
LP 1 Eric Fry   71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Phil Thiel   51'
PR 17 Olive Kilifi   71'
PR 18 Chris Baumann   71'
LK 19 Cam Dolan   51'
N8 20 Danny Barrett   58'
FH 21 Shalom Suniula
CE 22 Folau Niua
WG 23 Brett Thompson   51'
Coach:
  Mike Tolkin

Man of the Match:
Tim Nanai-Williams (Samoa)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Scotland vs JapanEdit

23 September 2015
14:30
Scotland   45–10   Japan
Try: Hardie 48' m
Bennett (2) 56' c, 69 c
Seymour 64' c
Russell 74' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/5) 57', 65', 70', 75'
Pen: Laidlaw (4/5) 3', 12', 18', 20'
Report Try: Mafi 15' c
Con: Goromaru (1/1) 16'
Pen: Goromaru (1/3) 46'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,354
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
FB 15 Stuart Hogg   66'
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Mark Bennett   75'
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 Ryan Wilson   57'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist   50'
TP 3 WP Nel   70'
HK 2 Ross Ford   70'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson   66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   70'
PR 17 Ryan Grant   66'
PR 18 Jon Welsh   70'
LK 19 Richie Gray   50'
FL 20 Josh Strauss   57'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
CE 22 Peter Horne   75'
WG 23 Sean Maitland   66'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter
 
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Kotaro Matsushima   23' to 33'
OC 13 Male Sa'u
IC 12 Yu Tamura
LW 11 Kenki Fukuoka
FH 10 Harumichi Tatekawa   72'
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka   65'
N8 8 Amanaki Lelei Mafi   45'
OF 7 Michael Broadhurst
BF 6 Michael Leitch (c)
RL 5 Justin Ives   61'
LL 4 Luke Thompson   65'
TP 3 Hiroshi Yamashita   53'
HK 2 Shota Horie   70'
LP 1 Keita Inagaki   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu   70'
PR 17 Masataka Mikami   40'
PR 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama   53'
LK 19 Shinya Makabe   61'
LK 20 Shoji Ito   65'
FL 21 Hendrik Tui   45'
SH 22 Atsushi Hiwasa   65'
WG 23 Karne Hesketh   72'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

South Africa vs SamoaEdit

26 September 2015
16:45
South Africa   46–6   Samoa
Try: Pietersen (3) 15' m, 47' c, 78' m
Burger 58' m
Brits 71' m
Habana 80' c
Con: Pollard (1/4) 48'
Lambie (1/2) 80'
Pen: Pollard (4/4) 2', 19', 24', 39'
Report Pen: Stanley (2/5) 9', 12'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 39,526
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samoa
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c)   72'   77'
IC 12 Damian de Allende   48'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Handré Pollard
SH 9 Fourie du Preez   74'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Schalk Burger   68'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Victor Matfield   55'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   54'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss   68'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Schalk Brits   68'
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane   62'
PR 18 Frans Malherbe   54'
LK 19 Lood de Jager   55'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi   68'
SH 21 Ruan Pienaar   74'
FH 22 Pat Lambie   72'
CE 23 Jesse Kriel   48'   77'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
 
FB 15 Tim Nanai-Williams
RW 14 Ken Pisi
OC 13 Paul Perez
IC 12 Rey Lee-Lo
LW 11 Alesana Tuilagi   68'
FH 10 Michael Stanley   54'
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i   77'
N8 8 Ofisa Treviranus (c)   62'
OF 7 Jack Lam
BF 6 TJ Ioane
RL 5 Joe Tekori   47'
LL 4 Filo Paulo
TP 3 Census Johnston   52'
HK 2 Motu Matu'u   52'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ole Avei   52'
PR 17 Viliamu Afatia   63'
PR 18 Anthony Perenise   52'
FL 19 Faifili Levave   47'
N8 20 Sanele Vavae Tuilagi   62'
SH 21 Vavao Afemai   77'
FH 22 Tusi Pisi   54'
CE 23 George Pisi   68'
Coach:
  Stephen Betham

Man of the Match:
Handré Pollard (South Africa)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

Scotland vs United StatesEdit

27 September 2015
14:30
Scotland   39–16   United States
Try: Visser 42' m
Maitland 47' c
Nel 54' c
Scott 65' c
Weir 79' c
Con: Russell (1/2) 48'
Laidlaw (3/3) 55', 66', 80'
Pen: Hogg (1/2) 7'
Russell (1/2) 16'
Report Try: Lamositele 21' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 22'
Pen: MacGinty (3/3) 3', 40', 51'
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 33,521
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Peter Horne   55'
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell   60'
SH 9 Henry Pyrgos (c)   53'
N8 8 Josh Strauss
OF 7 Ryan Wilson   46'
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch
RL 5 Grant Gilchrist   18'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Jon Welsh   40'
HK 2 Ross Ford   78'
LP 1 Ryan Grant   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Kevin Bryce   78'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson   40'
PR 18 WP Nel   40'
LK 19 Tim Swinson   18'
HK 20 Fraser Brown   46'
SH 21 Greig Laidlaw   53'
FH 22 Duncan Weir   60'
CE 23 Matt Scott   55'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter
 
FB 15 Chris Wyles (c)
RW 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya
OC 13 Seamus Kelly
IC 12 Thretton Palamo
LW 11 Blaine Scully   59'
FH 10 AJ MacGinty
SH 9 Mike Petri   50'
N8 8 Samu Manoa
OF 7 Andrew Durutalo   59'
BF 6 Alastair McFarland
RL 5 Greg Peterson   50'
LL 4 Hayden Smith   43'
TP 3 Titi Lamositele   69'
HK 2 Phil Thiel   64'
LP 1 Eric Fry   67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Zach Fenoglio   64'
PR 17 Olive Kilifi   67'
PR 18 Chris Baumann   69'
LK 19 Cam Dolan   43'
FL 20 John Quill   59'
N8 21 Danny Barrett   50'
FH 22 Shalom Suniula   50'
CE 23 Folau Niua   59'
Coach:
  Mike Tolkin

Man of the Match:
Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Samoa vs JapanEdit

3 October 2015
14:30
Samoa   5–26   Japan
Try: Perez 64' m
Report Try: Penalty try 24' c
Yamada 40' c
Con: Goromaru (2/2) 24', 40'
Pen: Goromaru (4/6) 8', 34', 48', 59'
Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 29,019
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samoa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
FB 15 Tim Nanai-Williams
RW 14 Ken Pisi
OC 13 Paul Perez
IC 12 Johnny Leota
LW 11 Alesana Tuilagi   22'   29'   48'
FH 10 Tusi Pisi
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i   74'
N8 8 Faifili Levave   16' to 26'
OF 7 TJ Ioane   48'
BF 6 Ofisa Treviranus (c)   70'
RL 5 Kane Thompson
LL 4 Filo Paulo   78' to 80'
TP 3 Census Johnston   51'
HK 2 Ole Avei   56'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo   19' to 29'   62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Motu Matu'u   56'
PR 17 Viliamu Afatia   22'   29'   62'
PR 18 Anthony Perenise   51'
FL 19 Jack Lam   48'
N8 20 Sanele Vavae Tuilagi   70'
SH 21 Vavao Afemai   74'
FH 22 Michael Stanley
CE 23 Rey Lee-Lo   48'
Coach:
  Stephen Betham
 
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Akihito Yamada   56'
OC 13 Male Sa'u   72'
IC 12 Harumichi Tatekawa
LW 11 Kotaro Matsushima
FH 10 Kosei Ono
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka   72'
N8 8 Ryu Holani   60'
OF 7 Michael Broadhurst   65'
BF 6 Michael Leitch (c)
RL 5 Hitoshi Ono   40'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama   65'
HK 2 Shota Horie
LP 1 Keita Inagaki
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu   72'
PR 17 Masataka Mikami
PR 18 Hiroshi Yamashita   65'
FL 19 Justin Ives   40'
N8 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi   60'
FL 21 Hendrik Tui   65'
SH 22 Atsushi Hiwasa   72'
WG 23 Karne Hesketh   56'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Ayumu Goromaru (Japan)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • This was Japan's largest winning margin over Samoa, surpassing their 19-point winning margin set in 2014.
  • Atsushi Hiwasa earned his 50th test cap for Japan.

South Africa vs ScotlandEdit

3 October 2015
16:45
South Africa   34–16   Scotland
Try: Burger 13' c
Pietersen 38' c
Habana 73' m
Con: Pollard (2/3) 13', 40'
Pen: Pollard (4/4) 17', 27', 62', 68'
Drop: Pollard 51'
Report Try: Seymour 49' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 50'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 30', 45'
Weir (1/1) 60'
St. James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 50,900
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 JP Pietersen   70'
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Damian de Allende   75'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Handré Pollard
SH 9 Fourie du Preez (c)   79'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Schalk Burger   70'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Lood de Jager   75'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   34' to 44'   50'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis   56'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss   56'
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane   61'
PR 18 Frans Malherbe   50'
LK 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit   75'
FL 20 Willem Alberts   70'
SH 21 Ruan Pienaar   79'
FH 22 Pat Lambie   70'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein   75'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg   63'
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Richie Vernon   65'
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   53' to 63'   70'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Josh Strauss   30'   34'   55'
RL 5 Jonny Gray   68'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel   64'
HK 2 Fraser Brown   61'   78'
LP 1 Gordon Reid   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford   61'   78'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson   51'
PR 18 Jon Welsh   64'
LK 19 Tim Swinson   68'
FL 20 Ryan Wilson   30'   34'   55'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne   70'
CE 22 Peter Horne   65'
WG 23 Sean Lamont   63'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Lood de Jager (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

South Africa vs United StatesEdit

7 October 2015
16:45
South Africa   64–0   United States
Try: De Allende 7' c
Penalty try 27' c
Habana (3) 42' c, 59' c, 61' c
Du Plessis 47' m
Louw (2) 53' c, 69' m
Kriel 73' m
Mvovo 80' c
Con: Pollard (4/5) 8', 28', 42', 54'
Steyn (3/5) 60', 63', 80'
Report
Olympic Stadium, London
Attendance: 54,658
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 Bryan Habana   23' to 26'
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Damian de Allende   60'
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Handré Pollard   56'
SH 9 Fourie du Preez (c)   63'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Schalk Burger   48'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Lood de Jager   63'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Frans Malherbe   60'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis   56'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Schalk Brits   56'
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane   56'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen   60'
LK 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit   63'
FL 20 Willem Alberts   48'
SH 21 Rudy Paige   63'
FH 22 Morné Steyn   56'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein   23'   26'   60'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
 
FB 15 Blaine Scully   23' to 26'   70'
RW 14 Brett Thompson
OC 13 Folau Niua
IC 12 Andrew Suniula
LW 11 Zack Test
FH 10 Shalom Suniula
SH 9 Niku Kruger
N8 8 Samu Manoa (c)   48'
OF 7 John Quill
BF 6 Danny Barrett   58'
RL 5 Matt Trouville   70'
LL 4 Louis Stanfill
TP 3 Chris Baumann
HK 2 Phil Thiel   72'
LP 1 Olive Kilifi   59'
Replacements:
PR 16 Joe Taufete'e   72'
HK 17 Zach Fenoglio   70'
PR 18 Matekitonga Moeakiola   59'
PR 19 Titi Lamositele
LK 20 Cam Dolan   48'
FL 21 Alastair McFarland   58'
SH 22 Mike Petri
FB 23 Chris Wyles   23'   26'   70'
Coach:
  Mike Tolkin

Man of the Match:
Damian de Allende (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

Samoa vs ScotlandEdit

10 October 2015
14:30
Samoa   33–36   Scotland
Try: T. Pisi 11' c
Leiataua 14' m
Lee-Lo 21' m
Matu'u 78' c
Con: T. Pisi (1/3) 11'
Fa'apale (1/1) 78'
Pen: T. Pisi (3/3) 5', 29', 38'
Report Try: Seymour 12' c
Hardie 32' c
Laidlaw 74' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/3) 13', 33', 75'
Pen: Laidlaw (5/7) 9', 20', 25', 51', 53'
St. James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 51,982
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samoa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
FB 15 Tim Nanai-Williams
RW 14 Paul Perez
OC 13 George Pisi
IC 12 Rey Lee-Lo
LW 11 Fa'atoina Autagavaia   71'
FH 10 Tusi Pisi   71'
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i (c)   79'
N8 8 Alafoti Faosiliva
OF 7 Jack Lam
BF 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu   59'
RL 5 Kane Thompson   29'
LL 4 Filo Paulo
TP 3 Census Johnston   59'
HK 2 Manu Leiataua   74'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Motu Matu'u   74'
PR 17 Viliamu Afatia   59'
PR 18 Anthony Perenise   59'
FL 19 Faifili Levave   29'
N8 20 Sanele Vavae Tuilagi   59'
SH 21 Vavao Afemai   79'
FH 22 Patrick Fa'apale   71'
WG 23 Ken Pisi   71'
Coach:
  Stephen Betham
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg   71'
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Matt Scott   76'
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 Ryan Wilson   28' to 38'   53'
RL 5 Jonny Gray   62'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel
HK 2 Ross Ford   66'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson   23'   28'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   66'
PR 17 Gordon Reid   23'   28'
PR 18 Jon Welsh
LK 19 Tim Swinson   62'
N8 20 Josh Strauss   53'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
CE 22 Peter Horne   76'
WG 23 Sean Lamont   71'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
John Hardie (Scotland)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

United States vs JapanEdit

11 October 2015
20:00
United States   18–28   Japan
Try: Ngwenya 24' m
Wyles 71' c
Con: MacGinty (1/2) 72'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 5', 55'
Report Try: Matsushima 7' c
Fujita 28' c
Mafi 62' m
Con: Goromaru (2/3) 9', 29'
Pen: Goromaru (3/3) 33', 44', 77'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,517
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
FB 15 Chris Wyles (c)
RW 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya
OC 13 Seamus Kelly
IC 12 Thretton Palamo
LW 11 Zack Test
FH 10 AJ MacGinty
SH 9 Mike Petri
N8 8 Samu Manoa
OF 7 Andrew Durutalo
BF 6 Alastair McFarland   63'
RL 5 Greg Peterson   77'
LL 4 Hayden Smith   31'
TP 3 Titi Lamositele
HK 2 Zach Fenoglio   64'
LP 1 Eric Fry   61' to 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Phil Thiel   64'
PR 17 Olive Kilifi
PR 18 Chris Baumann
LK 19 Cam Dolan   31'
FL 20 John Quill   77'
N8 21 Danny Barrett   63'
SH 22 Niku Kruger
CE 23 Folau Niua
Coach:
  Mike Tolkin
 
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Yoshikazu Fujita
OC 13 Harumichi Tatekawa
IC 12 Craig Wing
LW 11 Kotaro Matsushima   49'   57'
FH 10 Kosei Ono   73'
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka   63'
N8 8 Ryu Holani   40'
OF 7 Michael Broadhurst   73'
BF 6 Michael Leitch (c)
RL 5 Justin Ives   68'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Hiroshi Yamashita   40'
HK 2 Shota Horie   77'
LP 1 Keita Inagaki   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu   77'
PR 17 Masataka Mikami   59'
PR 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama   40'
LK 19 Shinya Makabe   68'
N8 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi   40'
FL 21 Hendrik Tui   73'
SH 22 Atsushi Hiwasa   63'
WG 23 Karne Hesketh   49'   57'   73'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Ayumu Goromaru (Japan)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

  • With this win, Japan became the first team to win three pool games and still fail to advance to the knockout stage.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

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