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Samoa and Japan both know they must win Saturday’s clash in Milton Keynes to keep their hopes of making the quarter-finals alive.
Japan boss Eddie Jones is ready for a physical encounter with Samoa but backs his team’s fitness to pay a role in the closing stages.
Japan have named their most experienced World Cup side ever to play Samoa in the Pool B match at Stadiummk on Saturday.
On Sunday Sean Maitland scored the hundredth try of the Rugby World Cup so far in the 18th game of the tournament.
Eddie Jones believes the Japanese union must not waste a glorious opportunity to build on the success of the World Cup.