Brown confident Scotland will progress

Date published: October 5 2015

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown has absolutely no qualms about playing against Samoa in their final Pool B fixture at St James Park on Saturday. 

Vern Cotter's side occupy the second spot in the Pool B standings, two points clear of Japan. However unlikely it might seem, there is still the slight possibility that Japan could usurp Scotland before the group phase of this tournament is over.

Brown says his team-mates have ample opportunity to prepare for that match, adding there was absolutely no doubt in his mind that the objective of qualifying for the quarter-final will be realised.

"The big thing for us is it's the first time we've had a full week between games," said Brown.

"We had four days between Japan and the USA, six days until South Africa, so it's the first time we can go through a proper post-match recovery and training.

"We can have a couple more training sessions this week and work more on shape and our set piece and how we want to approach the game.

"We approach it as we have done all the other games, knowing that we have to go out there and play well. We have to win, and if we win we're in the quarter-finals," he added, suggesting that the task was clear and that Scotland's future is really in their own hands.