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Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Samoa - All the build-up for crunch tie in Kobe

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By Thomas Duncan

All times stated are UK

  1. Professional performance

    FT: Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Samoa - All the build-up for crunch tie in Kobe

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Everybody fronted up from justified criticism from the previous game – a huge relief and a professional performance.

    If we’d won that game and not got the bonus point it was outwith our hands, but it’s in our own hands now.

    They did what they had to do and they did so with some style, and defensively they were outstanding, to zero a team in the Rugby World Cup.

  2. Game, set & match Scotland

    FT: Scotland 34-0 Samoa

  3. Post update

    FT: Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    The emotions of every Scotland fan is pretty much summed up by the actions of this guy, who got on the pitch earlier in the match…

    Pitch invader

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    Pitch invader

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  4. Miles better from Scotland

    FT: Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Samoa - All the build-up for crunch tie in Kobe

    Rory Lawson

    Former Scotland captain

    Scotland are back in this tournament and you can tell the relief in them. The job is only half done. But a step closer to that quarter-final and the performance was miles better from where it was previously.

  5. Full-time- Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    Scotland get the penalty and that, is that!

    In difficult conditions Scotland were made to work very hard for their four-try bonus point, but all that matters is that they’ve got it. ‘Raw relief’ says former captain Rory Lawson. Quite.

  6. Post update

    Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    As the gong goes, Samoa will have one last go. Here comes their maul…

  7. Game put to bed

    Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Samoa - All the build-up for crunch tie in Kobe

    Rory Lawson

    Former Scotland captain

    Scotland have put this game to bed. Both sides now chucking the ball around and the crowd getting some real entertainment in the final minutes of this match, and Scotland are desperate to keep Samoa at nil here, but Samoa are such a proud nation on the centre-stage.

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    Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    Superb defence by Scotland. They steal the ball and George Horne clears it away. Every point will count in Pool A.

  9. Penalty try correct call

    Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Samoa - All the build-up for crunch tie in Kobe

    Rory Lawson

    Former Scotland captain

    This is another huge call. There’s nothing else Ed Fidow can do but you can’t go in with your knees there – it had to be a penalty try.

  10. Post update

    Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    It’s all a bit harem-scarem now! Fraser Brown streaks through a gap, but his pass is intercepted by Tim Nanai-Williams who scampers down the pitch before being brought down!

    Samoan recycle though and are stopped on the right-hand side as Ulupano Seuteni’s pass goes to deck. They have the penalty though and go for the corner. They want on the board.

  11. try

    Penalty Try – Scotland 34-0 Samoa

    There’s the bonus point!!

    Ed Fidow, who’s only just returned from the sin-bin, used his knees to stop Sean Maitland scoring in the corner. As a result, it’s a penalty try and Fidow has been sent off. What relief for Scotland!!

  12. Try review- Scotland

    Oh dear, oh dear. Sean Maitland had the try-line at his mercy and he’s slid too early and lost it. But it’s a tackle without the arms by the Samoan defender, he’s used his knees!

  13. Post update

    Scotland 27-0 Samoa

    Scotland have a 22-metre drop-out, and it was lucky. It was supposed to be a Samoa line-out given they had a penalty, but they put the ball dead! Scotland turn it over now too and are on the attack again. Patience needed.

  14. High and dry?

    Scotland 27-0 Samoa

    Time is running out for Scotland if they are to find that bonus point. Will they get it?

    Scotland line-out

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    Scotland 27-0 Samoa

    Hugely frustrating as Sean Maitland needlessly throws an offload to deck. He’s done that a few times today, he should really just keep ball in hand.

    Samoa have the line-out just inside their own half.

  16. Red-hot conditions causing tiredness

    Scotland 27-0 Samoa

    Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Samoa - All the build-up for crunch tie in Kobe

    Rory Lawson

    Former Scotland captain

    There are some tired bodies out there – it must be exhausting. The stadium almost feels airless. Roofed stadiums are normally air-conditioned but this doesn’t seem to – it is red hot.

  17. Samoa getting up in Scotland’s faces

    Scotland 27-0 Samoa

    Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Samoa - All the build-up for crunch tie in Kobe

    Tana Umaga

    Former New Zealand captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Samoa have shown some great heart on defence – but it’s because they’ve been on defence for so long. They’re getting up in Scotland’s faces now, but they need to turn defence into attack.

  18. Post update

    Scotland 27-0 Samoa

    Superb defence by Samoa. A couple of huge hits stop Scotland in their tracks and Zander Fagerson gets isolated and Seilala Lam wins the penalty at the breakdown.

    Pressure grows on Scotland for that bonus point.

  19. Townsend’s big calls pay off

    Scotland 27-0 Samoa

    Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Samoa - All the build-up for crunch tie in Kobe

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland at Kobe Misaki Stadium

    Much was made of Gregor Townsend’s decision to dispense with many of his most experienced campaigners and place his trust in some of the younger members of his squad.

    Those big calls all look to have paid off. The all-new back-row trio of Magnus Bradbury, Jamie Ritchie and Blade Thomson have all showed up well, while Darcy Graham has been his usual bundle of energy on the wing.

  20. Post update

    Scotland 27-0 Samoa

    A piece of brilliance by Samoa as Tim Nanai-Williams makes a good break from under his own posts. But lock Kane Le’Aupepe knocks on.

    Here comes the ultimate poacher George Horne at scrum-half. Greig Laidlaw goes off. Horne will have the put-in at the scrum just outside the Samoa 22.