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The Latest: Fans mingle ahead of Japan vs. Scotland at RWC

The Latest: Jopan and Scotland fans mingle in Gloucester streets before Rugby World Cup match

The Latest: Fans mingle ahead of Japan vs. Scotland at RWC

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest from the Rugby World Cup:

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The narrow streets around Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium were packed with boisterous fans ahead of the eagerly anticipated Rugby World Cup match between Japan and Scotland in Pool B.

Some Scotland fans, wearing their traditional kilts, posed for photos with fans from Japan, many decked in the cherry-and-white face paint of their side.

One smiling police officer let a wide-eyed Japanese child sit on his stationary motorbike as the child's parents took a photo.

Japan shocked the sporting world last weekend by beating South Africa 34-32, while Scotland opens its campaign against the Brave Blossoms.

In Wednesday's other matches, Australia also gets underway against Fiji, which lost its opener to England, while France looks for a big win against Romania.


Updated : 2021-05-18 14:03 GMT+08:00