Japan Ready For Samoa Challenge In Rugby World Cup

Japan ready for Samoa challenge in Rugby World Cup

In the Rugby World Cup, Saturday could be a day of reckoning for host nation Japan. It faces Samoa, with a win increasing the possibility of making the knock-out stages for the first time ever.

Center Ryoto Nakamura was pivotal in last week's shock victory over Ireland. He says the players are ready for Saturday.

Nakamura said: "Regardless of last week's win, everyone knows what they need to do. I think we're focused and in a great position."

The Samoans are no strangers to the knock-outs, having made the quarterfinals twice in previous World Cups.

Lock Chris Vui said: " What a better team to play against than Japan, the host nation. For me, I'm looking forward to it. And I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead."