Rugby World Cup: Japan beat Samoa and await Los Pumas

The Japanese team defeated the island team 28-22 and put pressure on Los Pumas.

  • Fixture Rugby World Cup 2023: calendar, matches and schedule

The day of Thursday of Rugby World Cup 2023 there was an important fight, which belonged to Group D that integrates The Pumas. In he Toulouse Municipal Stadium, Japanese lost 28-22 Samoa. With this result, the Japanese team puts pressure on the Argentine team.

The Asian team, which was superior to its rival from start to finish, took a good advantage in the first half: After thirty minutes, they lead 15 to 3 thanks to tries from Pieter Labuschagne and Michael Leitch. However, Seilala Lam gave a discount so that those in blue came to halftime with courage. In addition, Japan led by twenty points. then, Samoa fought until the end, even leading 22-28, but in the end could not come back.

How does this result affect Los Pumas?

In his success, Japan reached nine units in Group D who is leading, has been classified in the quarterfinals, England. Argentina’s team, which has to play against Chile on Saturday, has four. If they beat the Chileans with an offensive bonus, they will reach the Japanese team.

What does this mean? In short, that’s it very possible Los Pumas vs. Japan, for the last day of the zone, will be the finala win or die.

Matches today Thursday, for Rugby World Cup 2023

  • Japan beat Samoa 28-22 | Group D | Toulouse Municipal Stadium

Rugby World Cup group D results and schedule


  • England 27-10 Argentina | Group D
  • Japan 42-12 Chile | Group D


  • Samoa 43-10 Chile | Group D
  • England 34-12 Japan | Group D


  • Argentina 19-10 Samoa | Group D
  • England 71-0 Chile | Group D


  • Japan 28-22 Samoa | Group D
  • Argentina – Chile | Group D | Saturday, September 30, at 10 am.


  • England – Samoa | Group D | Friday, October 6, at 4 p.m.
  • Japan – Argentina | Group D | Sunday, October 8, at 8 am.

Rugby World Cup 2023, LIVE: where to watch on TV and ONLINE


  • Channels 103 of Cablevisión Digital, HD and Flow
  • DirecTV Channels 621 (SD) and 1621 (HD)
  • Telecentro Channels 105 (SD) and 1011 (HD)


  • Channels 102 of Cablevisión Digital, HD and Flow
  • DirecTV Channels 622 (SD) and 1622 (HD)
  • Telecentro Channels 104 (SD) and 1009 (HD)


  • Channels 104 of Cablevisión Digital, HD and Flow
  • DirecTV Channels 623 (SD) and 1623 (HD)
  • Telecentro Channel 1012 (HD)


The entire 2023 Rugby World Cup can be watched live in Argentina on Star+, the streaming service offered by ESPN. There are two easy ways to contract it: first, for 1,749 pesos per month, and the other option is to buy it annually for $14,692.

Source: Tycsports

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