2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B

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Pool B of the 2015 Rugby World Cup began on 19 September and was completed on 11 October 2015.[1] The pool was composed of South Africa, Samoa and Scotland – who all qualified automatically for the tournament due to finishing in the top three positions in their pools in 2011 – joined by the top Asian qualifier, Japan, and the second American qualifier, United States. South Africa and Scotland qualified for the quarter finals.[2]

Overall[edit]

Key to colours in pool tables
Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Eliminated but qualified for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Team
Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 South Africa 4 3 0 1 23 176 56 +120 4 16
 Scotland 4 3 0 1 14 136 93 +43 2 14
 Japan 4 3 0 1 9 98 100 –2 0 12
 Samoa 4 1 0 3 7 69 124 –55 2 6
 United States 4 0 0 4 5 50 156 –106 0 0

All times are local United Kingdom time (UTC+01)

South Africa vs Japan[edit]

19 September 2015
16:45
South Africa  32–34  Japan
Try: Louw 18' c
B. Du Plessis 33' m
De Jager 44' c
Strauss 62' c
Con: Lambie (2/3) 19', 45'
Pollard (1/1) 63'
Pen: Lambie (1/1) 57'
Pollard (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Leitch 30' c
Goromaru 69' c
Hesketh 80' m
Con: Goromaru (2/3) 31', 70'
Pen: Goromaru (5/6) 8', 43', 49', 53', 60'
South Africa
Japan
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Bryan Habana
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c)
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo Substituted off 70'
FH 10 Pat Lambie Substituted off 58'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Schalk Burger
BF 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit Substituted off 57'
OF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Lood de Jager Substituted off 69'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 54' Substituted in 79'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 54' Substituted in 79'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 54' Substituted off 79'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen Temporarily suspended from 78' to 80' 78' to 80' Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Eben Etzebeth Substituted in 69'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi Substituted in 57' Substituted off 79'
SH 21 Fourie du Preez Substituted in 58'
FH 22 Handré Pollard Substituted in 58'
WG 23 JP Pietersen Substituted in 70'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer
South Africa vs Japan 2015-09-19.svg
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Akihito Yamada Substituted off 79'
OC 13 Male Sa'u
IC 12 Harumichi Tatekawa
LW 11 Kotaro Matsushima
FH 10 Kosei Ono Substituted off 73'
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka Substituted off 67'
N8 8 Hendrik Tui Substituted off 46'
OF 7 Michael Broadhurst
BF 6 Michael Leitch (c)
RL 5 Hitoshi Ono Substituted off 54'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama Substituted off 10' Substituted in 19' Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Shota Horie Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Masataka Mikami Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Keita Inagaki Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Hiroshi Yamashita Substituted in 10' Substituted off 19' Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Shinya Makabe Substituted in 54'
N8 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi Substituted in 46'
SH 21 Atsushi Hiwasa Substituted in 67'
CE 22 Yu Tamura Substituted in 73'
WG 23 Karne Hesketh Substituted in 79'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Fumiaki Tanaka (Japan)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Fumiaki Tanaka earned his 50th test cap for Japan.[3]
  • This was the first ever match between these nations.
  • This was South Africa's first ever loss to a Tier 2 nation.[4]
  • This was Japan's first ever win over one of the SANZAR nations.[5]

Samoa vs United States[edit]

20 September 2015
12:00
Samoa  25–16  United States
Try: Nanai-Williams 20' m
Treviranus 46' m
Pen: T. Pisi (4/5) 8', 28', 39', 51'
Stanley (1/1) 70'
Report Try: Wyles 34' m
Baumann 74' m
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 31', 53'
Samoa
United States
FB 15 Tim Nanai-Williams
RW 14 Ken Pisi
OC 13 Paul Perez
IC 12 Rey Lee-Lo Substituted off 2' Substituted in 9'
LW 11 Alesana Tuilagi Substituted off 73'
FH 10 Tusi Pisi Substituted off 58'
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i
N8 8 Ofisa Treviranus (c)
OF 7 Jack Lam
BF 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu Substituted off 51'
RL 5 Joe Tekori Substituted off 58'
LL 4 Filo Paulo
TP 3 Anthony Perenise Substituted off 51'
HK 2 Ole Avei Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo
Replacements:
HK 16 Motu Matu'u Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Viliamu Afatia
PR 18 Census Johnston Substituted in 51'
FL 19 Faifili Levave Substituted in 58'
FL 20 Alafoti Faosiliva Substituted in 51'
SH 21 Vavao Afemai
FH 22 Michael Stanley Substituted in 2' Substituted off 9' Substituted in 58'
WG 23 Fa'atoina Autagavaia Substituted in 73'
Coach:
Samoa Stephen Betham
Samoa vs United States 2015-09-20.svg
FB 15 Blaine Scully Substituted off 51'
RW 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya
OC 13 Seamus Kelly
IC 12 Thretton Palamo
LW 11 Chris Wyles (c)
FH 10 AJ MacGinty
SH 9 Mike Petri
N8 8 Samu Manoa
OF 7 Andrew Durutalo
BF 6 Alastair McFarland
RL 5 Greg Peterson Substituted off 58'
LL 4 Hayden Smith Substituted off 51'
TP 3 Titi Lamositele Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Zach Fenoglio Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Eric Fry Substituted off 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Phil Thiel Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Olive Kilifi Substituted in 71'
PR 18 Chris Baumann Substituted in 71'
LK 19 Cam Dolan Substituted in 51'
N8 20 Danny Barrett Substituted in 58'
FH 21 Shalom Suniula
CE 22 Folau Niua
WG 23 Brett Thompson Substituted in 51'
Coach:
United States Mike Tolkin

Man of the Match:
Tim Nanai-Williams (Samoa)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Scotland vs Japan[edit]

23 September 2015
14:30
Scotland  45–10  Japan
Try: Hardie 48' m
Bennett (2) 56' c, 69 c
Seymour 64' c
Russell 74' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/5) 57', 65', 70', 75'
Pen: Laidlaw (4/5) 3', 12', 18', 20'
Report Try: Mafi 15' c
Con: Goromaru (1/1) 16'
Pen: Goromaru (1/3) 46'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,354
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Scotland
Japan
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Substituted off 66'
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Mark Bennett Substituted off 75'
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 Ryan Wilson Substituted off 57'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist Substituted off 50'
TP 3 WP Nel Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Ryan Grant Substituted in 66'
PR 18 Jon Welsh Substituted in 70'
LK 19 Richie Gray Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Josh Strauss Substituted in 57'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 75'
WG 23 Sean Maitland Substituted in 66'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs Japan 2015-09-23.svg
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Kotaro Matsushima Temporarily suspended from 23' to 33' 23' to 33'
OC 13 Male Sa'u
IC 12 Yu Tamura
LW 11 Kenki Fukuoka
FH 10 Harumichi Tatekawa Substituted off 72'
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Amanaki Lelei Mafi Substituted off 45'
OF 7 Michael Broadhurst
BF 6 Michael Leitch (c)
RL 5 Justin Ives Substituted off 61'
LL 4 Luke Thompson Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Hiroshi Yamashita Substituted off 53'
HK 2 Shota Horie Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Keita Inagaki Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Masataka Mikami Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama Substituted in 53'
LK 19 Shinya Makabe Substituted in 61'
LK 20 Shoji Ito Substituted in 65'
FL 21 Hendrik Tui Substituted in 45'
SH 22 Atsushi Hiwasa Substituted in 65'
WG 23 Karne Hesketh Substituted in 72'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

South Africa vs Samoa[edit]

26 September 2015
16:45
South Africa  46–6  Samoa
Try: Pietersen (3) 15' m, 47' c, 78' m
Burger 58' m
Brits 71' m
Habana 80' c
Con: Pollard (1/4) 48'
Lambie (1/2) 80'
Pen: Pollard (4/4) 2', 19', 24', 39'
Report Pen: Stanley (2/5) 9', 12'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 39,526
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
South Africa
Samoa
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c) Substituted off 72' Substituted in 77'
IC 12 Damian de Allende Substituted off 48'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Handré Pollard
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Schalk Burger Substituted off 68'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Victor Matfield Substituted off 55'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Schalk Brits Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Frans Malherbe Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Lood de Jager Substituted in 55'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 74'
FH 22 Pat Lambie Substituted in 72'
CE 23 Jesse Kriel Substituted in 48' Substituted off 77'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer
South Africa vs Samoa 2015-09-26.svg
FB 15 Tim Nanai-Williams
RW 14 Ken Pisi
OC 13 Paul Perez
IC 12 Rey Lee-Lo
LW 11 Alesana Tuilagi Substituted off 68'
FH 10 Michael Stanley Substituted off 54'
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i Substituted off 77'
N8 8 Ofisa Treviranus (c) Substituted off 62'
OF 7 Jack Lam
BF 6 TJ Ioane
RL 5 Joe Tekori Substituted off 47'
LL 4 Filo Paulo
TP 3 Census Johnston Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Motu Matu'u Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ole Avei Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Viliamu Afatia Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Anthony Perenise Substituted in 52'
FL 19 Faifili Levave Substituted in 47'
N8 20 Sanele Vavae Tuilagi Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Vavao Afemai Substituted in 77'
FH 22 Tusi Pisi Substituted in 54'
CE 23 George Pisi Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Samoa Stephen Betham

Man of the Match:
Handré Pollard (South Africa)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

Scotland vs United States[edit]

27 September 2015
14:30
Scotland  39–16  United States
Try: Visser 42' m
Maitland 47' c
Nel 54' c
Scott 65' c
Weir 79' c
Con: Russell (1/2) 48'
Laidlaw (3/3) 55', 66', 80'
Pen: Hogg (1/2) 7'
Russell (1/2) 16'
Report Try: Lamositele 21' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 22'
Pen: MacGinty (3/3) 3', 40', 51'
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 33,521
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Scotland
United States
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Peter Horne Substituted off 55'
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell Substituted off 60'
SH 9 Henry Pyrgos (c) Substituted off 53'
N8 8 Josh Strauss
OF 7 Ryan Wilson Substituted off 46'
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch
RL 5 Grant Gilchrist Substituted off 18'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Jon Welsh Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 78'
LP 1 Ryan Grant Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Kevin Bryce Substituted in 78'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted in 40'
PR 18 WP Nel Substituted in 40'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 18'
HK 20 Fraser Brown Substituted in 46'
SH 21 Greig Laidlaw Substituted in 53'
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 60'
CE 23 Matt Scott Substituted in 55'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs United States 2015-09-27.svg
FB 15 Chris Wyles (c)
RW 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya
OC 13 Seamus Kelly
IC 12 Thretton Palamo
LW 11 Blaine Scully Substituted off 59'
FH 10 AJ MacGinty
SH 9 Mike Petri Substituted off 50'
N8 8 Samu Manoa
OF 7 Andrew Durutalo Substituted off 59'
BF 6 Alastair McFarland
RL 5 Greg Peterson Substituted off 50'
LL 4 Hayden Smith Substituted off 43'
TP 3 Titi Lamositele Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Phil Thiel Substituted off 64'
LP 1 Eric Fry Substituted off 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Zach Fenoglio Substituted in 64'
PR 17 Olive Kilifi Substituted in 67'
PR 18 Chris Baumann Substituted in 69'
LK 19 Cam Dolan Substituted in 43'
FL 20 John Quill Substituted in 59'
N8 21 Danny Barrett Substituted in 50'
FH 22 Shalom Suniula Substituted in 50'
CE 23 Folau Niua Substituted in 59'
Coach:
United States Mike Tolkin

Man of the Match:
Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Samoa vs Japan[edit]

3 October 2015
14:30
Samoa  5–26  Japan
Try: Perez 64' m
Report Try: Penalty try 24' c
Yamada 40' c
Con: Goromaru (2/2) 24', 40'
Pen: Goromaru (4/6) 8', 34', 48', 59'
Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 29,019
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Samoa
Japan
FB 15 Tim Nanai-Williams
RW 14 Ken Pisi
OC 13 Paul Perez
IC 12 Johnny Leota
LW 11 Alesana Tuilagi Substituted off 22' Substituted in 29' Substituted off 48'
FH 10 Tusi Pisi
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Faifili Levave Temporarily suspended from 16' to 26' 16' to 26'
OF 7 TJ Ioane Substituted off 48'
BF 6 Ofisa Treviranus (c) Substituted off 70'
RL 5 Kane Thompson
LL 4 Filo Paulo Temporarily suspended from 78' to 80' 78' to 80'
TP 3 Census Johnston Substituted off 51'
HK 2 Ole Avei Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo Temporarily suspended from 19' to 29' 19' to 29' Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Motu Matu'u Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Viliamu Afatia Substituted in 22' Substituted off 29' Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Anthony Perenise Substituted in 51'
FL 19 Jack Lam Substituted in 48'
N8 20 Sanele Vavae Tuilagi Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Vavao Afemai Substituted in 74'
FH 22 Michael Stanley
CE 23 Rey Lee-Lo Substituted in 48'
Coach:
Samoa Stephen Betham
Samoa vs Japan 2015-10-03.svg
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Akihito Yamada Substituted off 56'
OC 13 Male Sa'u Substituted off 72'
IC 12 Harumichi Tatekawa
LW 11 Kotaro Matsushima
FH 10 Kosei Ono
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Ryu Holani Substituted off 60'
OF 7 Michael Broadhurst Substituted off 65'
BF 6 Michael Leitch (c)
RL 5 Hitoshi Ono Substituted off 40'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Shota Horie
LP 1 Keita Inagaki
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu Substituted in 72'
PR 17 Masataka Mikami
PR 18 Hiroshi Yamashita Substituted in 65'
FL 19 Justin Ives Substituted in 40'
N8 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi Substituted in 60'
FL 21 Hendrik Tui Substituted in 65'
SH 22 Atsushi Hiwasa Substituted in 72'
WG 23 Karne Hesketh Substituted in 56'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Ayumu Goromaru (Japan)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • This was Japan's largest winning margin over Samoa, surpassing their 19-point winning margin set in 2014.
  • Atsushi Hiwasa earned his 50th test cap for Japan.

South Africa vs Scotland[edit]

3 October 2015
16:45
South Africa  34–16  Scotland
Try: Burger 13' c
Pietersen 38' c
Habana 73' m
Con: Pollard (2/3) 13', 40'
Pen: Pollard (4/4) 17', 27', 62', 68'
Drop: Pollard 51'
Report Try: Seymour 49' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 50'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 30', 45'
Weir (1/1) 60'
St. James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 50,900
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
South Africa
Scotland
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 JP Pietersen Substituted off 70'
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Damian de Allende Substituted off 75'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Handré Pollard
SH 9 Fourie du Preez (c) Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Schalk Burger Substituted off 70'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Lood de Jager Substituted off 75'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Temporarily suspended from 34' to 44' 34' to 44' Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Frans Malherbe Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit Substituted in 75'
FL 20 Willem Alberts Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 79'
FH 22 Pat Lambie Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein Substituted in 75'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer
South Africa vs Scotland 2015-10-03.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Substituted off 63'
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Richie Vernon Substituted off 65'
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63' Substituted off 70'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Josh Strauss Substituted off 30' Substituted in 34' Substituted off 55'
RL 5 Jonny Gray Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Fraser Brown Substituted off 61' Substituted in 78'
LP 1 Gordon Reid Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford Substituted in 61' Substituted off 78'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Jon Welsh Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Ryan Wilson Substituted in 30' Substituted off 34' Substituted in 55'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Substituted in 70'
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 65'
WG 23 Sean Lamont Substituted in 63'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Lood de Jager (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

South Africa vs United States[edit]

7 October 2015
16:45
South Africa  64–0  United States
Try: De Allende 7' c
Penalty try 27' c
Habana (3) 42' c, 59' c, 61' c
Du Plessis 47' m
Louw (2) 53' c, 69' m
Kriel 73' m
Mvovo 80' c
Con: Pollard (4/5) 8', 28', 42', 54'
Steyn (3/5) 60', 63', 80'
Report
Olympic Stadium, London
Attendance: 54,658
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
South Africa
United States
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 Bryan Habana Sent to blood bin 23' to 26'
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Damian de Allende Substituted off 60'
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Handré Pollard Substituted off 56'
SH 9 Fourie du Preez (c) Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Schalk Burger Substituted off 48'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Lood de Jager Substituted off 63'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Frans Malherbe Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Schalk Brits Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit Substituted in 63'
FL 20 Willem Alberts Substituted in 48'
SH 21 Rudy Paige Substituted in 63'
FH 22 Morné Steyn Substituted in 56'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein Substituted in 23' Substituted off 26' Substituted in 60'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer
South Africa vs United States 2015-10-07.svg
FB 15 Blaine Scully Sent to blood bin 23' to 26' Substituted off 70'
RW 14 Brett Thompson
OC 13 Folau Niua
IC 12 Andrew Suniula
LW 11 Zack Test
FH 10 Shalom Suniula
SH 9 Niku Kruger
N8 8 Samu Manoa (c) Substituted off 48'
OF 7 John Quill
BF 6 Danny Barrett Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Matt Trouville Substituted off 70'
LL 4 Louis Stanfill
TP 3 Chris Baumann
HK 2 Phil Thiel Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Olive Kilifi Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
PR 16 Joe Taufete'e Substituted in 72'
HK 17 Zach Fenoglio Substituted in 70'
PR 18 Matekitonga Moeakiola Substituted in 59'
PR 19 Titi Lamositele
LK 20 Cam Dolan Substituted in 48'
FL 21 Alastair McFarland Substituted in 58'
SH 22 Mike Petri
FB 23 Chris Wyles Substituted in 23' Substituted off 26' Substituted in 70'
Coach:
United States Mike Tolkin

Man of the Match:
Damian de Allende (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

Samoa vs Scotland[edit]

10 October 2015
14:30
Samoa  33–36  Scotland
Try: T. Pisi 11' c
Leiataua 14' m
Lee-Lo 21' m
Matu'u 78' c
Con: T. Pisi (1/3) 11'
Fa'apale (1/1) 78'
Pen: T. Pisi (3/3) 5', 29', 38'
Report Try: Seymour 12' c
Hardie 32' c
Laidlaw 74' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/3) 13', 33', 75'
Pen: Laidlaw (5/7) 9', 20', 25', 51', 53'
St. James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 51,982
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Samoa
Scotland
FB 15 Tim Nanai-Williams
RW 14 Paul Perez
OC 13 George Pisi
IC 12 Rey Lee-Lo
LW 11 Fa'atoina Autagavaia Substituted off 71'
FH 10 Tusi Pisi Substituted off 71'
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i (c) Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Alafoti Faosiliva
OF 7 Jack Lam
BF 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu Substituted off 59'
RL 5 Kane Thompson Substituted off 29'
LL 4 Filo Paulo
TP 3 Census Johnston Substituted off 59'
HK 2 Manu Leiataua Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Motu Matu'u Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Viliamu Afatia Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Anthony Perenise Substituted in 59'
FL 19 Faifili Levave Substituted in 29'
N8 20 Sanele Vavae Tuilagi Substituted in 59'
SH 21 Vavao Afemai Substituted in 79'
FH 22 Patrick Fa'apale Substituted in 71'
WG 23 Ken Pisi Substituted in 71'
Coach:
Samoa Stephen Betham
Samoa vs Scotland 2015-10-10.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Substituted off 71'
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Matt Scott Substituted off 76'
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 Ryan Wilson Temporarily suspended from 28' to 38' 28' to 38' Substituted off 53'
RL 5 Jonny Gray Substituted off 62'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 23' Substituted in 28'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 23' Substituted off 28'
PR 18 Jon Welsh
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 62'
N8 20 Josh Strauss Substituted in 53'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 76'
WG 23 Sean Lamont Substituted in 71'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
John Hardie (Scotland)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

United States vs Japan[edit]

11 October 2015
20:00
United States  18–28  Japan
Try: Ngwenya 24' m
Wyles 71' c
Con: MacGinty (1/2) 72'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 5', 55'
Report Try: Matsushima 7' c
Fujita 28' c
Mafi 62' m
Con: Goromaru (2/3) 9', 29'
Pen: Goromaru (3/3) 33', 44', 77'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,517
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
United States
Japan
FB 15 Chris Wyles (c)
RW 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya
OC 13 Seamus Kelly
IC 12 Thretton Palamo
LW 11 Zack Test
FH 10 AJ MacGinty
SH 9 Mike Petri
N8 8 Samu Manoa
OF 7 Andrew Durutalo
BF 6 Alastair McFarland Substituted off 63'
RL 5 Greg Peterson Substituted off 77'
LL 4 Hayden Smith Substituted off 31'
TP 3 Titi Lamositele
HK 2 Zach Fenoglio Substituted off 64'
LP 1 Eric Fry Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61' to 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Phil Thiel Substituted in 64'
PR 17 Olive Kilifi
PR 18 Chris Baumann
LK 19 Cam Dolan Substituted in 31'
FL 20 John Quill Substituted in 77'
N8 21 Danny Barrett Substituted in 63'
SH 22 Niku Kruger
CE 23 Folau Niua
Coach:
United States Mike Tolkin
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FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Yoshikazu Fujita
OC 13 Harumichi Tatekawa
IC 12 Craig Wing
LW 11 Kotaro Matsushima Substituted off 49' Substituted in 57'
FH 10 Kosei Ono Substituted off 73'
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Ryu Holani Substituted off 40'
OF 7 Michael Broadhurst Substituted off 73'
BF 6 Michael Leitch (c)
RL 5 Justin Ives Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Hiroshi Yamashita Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Shota Horie Substituted off 77'
LP 1 Keita Inagaki Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu Substituted in 77'
PR 17 Masataka Mikami Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama Substituted in 40'
LK 19 Shinya Makabe Substituted in 68'
N8 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi Substituted in 40'
FL 21 Hendrik Tui Substituted in 73'
SH 22 Atsushi Hiwasa Substituted in 63'
WG 23 Karne Hesketh Substituted in 49' Substituted off 57' Substituted in 73'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Ayumu Goromaru (Japan)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

  • With this win, Japan became the first team to win three pool games and still fail to advance to the knockout stage.[13][14]

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