Hosts’ win over Ireland great for Japan, bad for Scotland

FILE PHOTO - Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2019 - Pool A - Ireland v Scotland - International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan - September 22, 2019 Scotland players look dejected after the match REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

KOBE (Reuters) – The Rugby World Cup hosts’ stunning 19-12 win over Ireland on Saturday was celebrated wildly across the length and breadth of Japan but for group rivals Scotland the result was met with mixed emotions. Ireland, who had until recently been the world’s top ranked team, were expected to sweep through Pool A […]

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