Finn Russell Scotland got a chance, didn’t take it at World Cup in Japan

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YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The Scots were so desperate to get their chance on the night in Yokohama, there was talk of a day in court.

When it came to the moment of truth, they couldn’t quite match it with Japan. Scotland missed out on qualifying for the knockout rounds of the Rugby World Cup for only the second time when its late rally ended in a 28-21 loss on Sunday night.

Japan progressed to the quarterfinals for the first time, topping the group with four wins in the tournament it is hosting. The first Rugby World Cup in Asia has been a special one for Japan, but has also been heartbreaking for the host nation.

The typhoon that lashed Japan on Saturday caused flooding and landslides and dozens of deaths on the main island. Two games scheduled for Saturday were canceled. Sunday’s scheduled opener was canceled six hours before kickoff, and the Japan-Scotland game — essentially a playoff for the quarterfinals — w

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