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Finn Russell ‘We can recover’: Scotland coach Gregor Townsend insists they will bounce back from World Cup heartache… after seven-try thriller against hosts Japan sends Scots home

  • Scotland coach Gregor Townsend said they will recover from World Cup agony
  • Scotland came third in Pool A with 11 points after losses to Ireland and Japan
  • Their crunch game against the hosts was a seven-try thriller and ended 28-21
  • Head coach Townsend puts Japan loss down to making ‘too many mistakes’

By Pa Sport Staff


Gregor Townsend insists Scotland can recover from their World Cup heartache – but knows they must learn from the mistakes that cost them in Japan.

The Dark Blues crashed out at the pool stage for only the second time in the competition’s history after a 28-21 loss to the hosts in Yokohama.

It was a another painful conclusion to a campaign that got off to a dismal start with the 27-3 thrashing from Ireland.

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has insisted his side will learn from their mistakes in Japan

Scotland crashed out of the World Cup after a huge defeat to Ireland and a loss to hosts Japan 

The Scots finished third in Pool A with 11 points – five behind Ireland in second place

The Scots recovered from that huge dent to their confidence to nil both Samoa and Russia but their defence struggled to contain a rampant Brave Blossoms attack that for 45 minutes refused to relent with their ceaseless surges.

The hosts scored four tries in th

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