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Underdogs Japan backed to cause another World Cup upset

Japan have been well backed with bookmaker Coral to cause their second shock of the 2015 Rugby World Cup when they face Scotland tomorrow afternoon. Japan were 66-1 to beat South Africa on Saturday in one of the biggest sporting upsets for many years, according to Coral, and are now available at 11-2 (from 9-1) with the firm going into their clash with Scotland at the Kingsholm Stadium.

In the outright betting for the tournament, New Zealand remain the favourites at 11-10, England are second best at 7-2, while Australia can be backed at 7-1.

“Japan’s victory over South Africa has to go down as one of the biggest upsets across all sports over the last couple of decades. Barely any punters gave the underdogs a chance against the Springboks, however, they defied their huge odds to defeat the two-time world champions,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“Punters now believe that win was not just a flash in the pan for Japan, as we’ve seen a huge gamble on them beating Scotland where their odds have come crashing down due to the weight of support behind them,” added Hill.

**Rugby World Cup outright odds

11-10 New Zealand, 7-2 England, 7-1 Australia, 15-2 Ireland, 8 South Africa, 12 France, 33 Wales, 50 Argentina, 100 Scotland, 250 Bar.

**Scotland v Japan

1-8 Scotland, 11-2 Japan, 40-1 Draw

**Australia v Fiji

1-16 Australia, 11-1 Fiji, 33-1 Draw

**France v Romania

1-100 France, 25 Romania, 50 Draw

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 645520