Alesana Tuilagi in action for Samoa against Japan

Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi is set to miss the Scotland game on Saturday after he was controversially suspended for five weeks for an act of foul play.

Japanese rugby is riding a wave of popularity after an incredible 25 million people tuned in on television to watch their Pool B win over Samoa. Having stunned the world…

Akahito Yamada

By Will MacPherson Japan were in irresistable form as they claimed another scalp by downing Samoa 26-5. Japan have been a revelation in this World Cup and remain in contention…

Five second-half tries took Scotland to a convincing win over Japan in front of an excited crowd at Kingsholm. Japan scored all their points in the first 45 minutes, answering…

Stunning score: Jubilant Japan celebrate Karne Hesketh's winning try against South Africa

If the endgame of these global tournaments is to catapult the sport into the wider consciousness and inspire fresh fans, Rugby World Cup 2015 may have already reached a zenith. A 34-32 victory for…