Japan make four changes for crucial Rugby World Cup game with Scotland
Japan have made four changes to their starting line-up for Sundays crucial World Cup match with Scotland.
Victory over Scotland will clinch top place and a quarter-final against South Africa but Sundays match in Yokohama stays in doubt because of Super Typhoon Hagibis.
World Rugby say the game stays under review and a determination on whether it goes ahead will be taken just hours ahead of the scheduled 7.45pm Japan time (11.45am BST) kick-off.
While William Tupou comes in at full-back replaces Lomano Lemeki about the wing.
Shota Horie begins with Luke Thompson favored to Wimpie van der Walt at the next row after coming off the bench in the bonus-point triumph over Samoa, at hooker.
Thompson will become the first Japan participant to make 13 Rugby World Cup looks, breaking.
Japan: 15 William Tupou, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Ryoto Nakamura, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Yutaka Nagare; 1 Keita Inagaki, 2 Shota Horie, 3 Jiwon Koo, 4 Luke Thompson, 5 James Moore, 6 Michael Leitch (c), 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 8 Kazuki Himeno.
Replacements: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Isileli Nakajima, 18 Asaeli Ai Valu, 19 Uwe Helu ,20 Hendrik Tui, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23 Ryohei Yamanaka.