October 9, 2019 / 9:07 AM / a month ago

Rugby-Scotland get job done against Russia to set up Japan decider

    FUKUROI CITY, Japan, Oct 9 (Reuters) - George Horne scored a
hat-trick as Scotland ran in nine tries in a 61-0 bonus-point
thrashing of Russia on Wednesday to set up a crunch Pool A
showdown with host nation Japan for a place in the Rugby World
Cup quarter-finals.
    Horne scored his first two tries from scrumhalf and added a
third from the left wing as Scotland finally got their
high-octane running game going in their third match in Japan. 
    Flyhalf Adam Hastings, son of Scotland great Gavin, also
made a significant contribution with the first two tries in four
first-half minutes and eight conversions for a personal haul of
26 points.
    Neither Horne not Hastings are likely to start in Yokohama
on Sunday when the Scots take on Japan almost certainly needing
to record a victory and deprive the hosts of a bonus point to
progress to the knockout stages. 

    Son of Gavin and nephew of Scott, Hastings crossed  

 (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Tokyo, editing by Tony
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