It’s time to see what Japan has in store for an encore.
The Brave Blossoms started their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign with the biggest upset in rugby history when they defeated South Africa in an absolute thriller. Suddenly, the country that no one took seriously, the country that entered this tournament with only one previous World Cup win (1991 against Zimbabwe), and the country that pundits said was “on holiday” in England, is at the top of Pool B.
After such a performance, Japan coach Eddie Jones is intent on avoiding a letdown against Scotland:
We see the start of the Scotland game as being super-important. If you look at Scotland’s record over the last 15 games, unless they get the lead early they struggle to win a game of rugby.
I always think if you play well in a game, the first part of the next game is difficult. We have to make sure we work hard in the first part of the game against Scotland and score some points early.
Scotland, which is playing its first match of the tournament, is 7-1 in its history against Japan, most recently winning 42-17 in November of 2013. But as we saw last week, anything can happen.
Here’s a look at everything you need to know to watch this match:
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Start Time: 2:30 p.m. BST; 9:30 a.m. ET
TV: ITV 1 (UK), J Sports (Japan), Sky Sports (New Zealand), Fox Sports (Australia). Click here for the full list of television coverage from around the world
Live Stream: Read on for complete information on how to watch online
Watch Scotland vs. Japan Live Stream Online
In the UK, viewers can watch via the ITV Player. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
In the United States, Universal Sports Network is offering live streaming of all 48 Rugby World Cup matches for a base price of $199.99. Single games are also available for live stream at a lower price.
In New Zealand, viewers can watch via Sky Go. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
For viewers in other countries around the world, the station that is providing television coverage (check here to see what station that is in your country) may also provide a live stream on its official website, so be sure to check there.