Following a flurry of action over the weekend the Rugby World Cup eases into the week with one Monday fixture to devour, with all Scottish eyes on Japan as they bid to rescue their campaign against Samoa.
Scotland v Samoa – Kobe Misaki Stadium – Pool A
Scotland’s woeful display against Ireland left their Rugby World Cup bid limping before it had got off the ground – and a fierce challenge against Samoa will not make life any easier on Monday.
Samoa dropped an empirical opening salvo as they defeated Russia 34-9 on Tuesday, while Scotland looks thoroughly labored in the first outing, with little signs of encouragement.
Lax and now injury-hit, Scotland’s Rugby World Cup fate could be all but sealed on Monday, unless they can overcome a strong Samoa side with pace and power in abundance.
Matches odds with Coral: Scotland 1/7 Draw 40/1 Samoa 5/1
Ben’s Prediction: Samoa win by 12 points