October 07, 2023 6:58 AM
Ash Wheldon

Japan vs Argentina Preview & Prediction | 2023 Rugby World Cup | Pool Stage

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When is Japan vs Argentina on and what time does it start? Japan vs Argentina will take place on Sunday 8th October, 2023 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Japan vs Argentina taking place? Japan vs Argentina will take place at Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France

Where can I get tickets for Japan vs Argentina? Click here for the latest ticket information for Japan vs Argentina

What channel is Japan vs Argentina on in the UK? Japan vs Argentina will be televised live on ITV

Where can I stream Japan vs Argentina in the UK? Japan vs Argentina can be streamed live on ITVX



Starting 15: Lomano Lemeki, Kotaro Matsushima, Ryoto Nakamarua, Dylan Riley, Siosaia Fifita, Rikiya Matsuda, Naoto Saito, Kazuki Himeno, Pieter Labuschagne, Michael Leitch, Amato Fakatava, Jack Cornelsen, Jiwon Gu, Shota Horie, Keita Inagaki

Replacements: Atsushi Sakate, Craig Millar, Asaeli Ai Valu, Warner Dearns, Amanaki Saumaki, Yutaka Nagare, Ryohei Yamanaka, Jone Naikabula


Starting 15: Juan Cruz Mallia, Emiliano Boffelli, Lucio Cinti, Santiago Chocobares Mateo Carreras, Santiago Carreras, Gonzalo Bertranou, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Marcos Kremer, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti Pagadizabal, Francisco Gomez Kodela, Julian Montoya, Thomas Gallo

Replacements: Agustín Creevy, Joel Sclavi, Eduardo Bello, Matias Alemanno, Pedro Rubiolo, Lautaro Bazan Velez, Nicolas Sanchez, Matías Moroni



Japan kept their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages alive as they edged Samoa in a tense affair last time out. They have now won two of their three pool games to date and will not fear this challenge against Argentina.


Argentina made it back-to-back victories as they hammered Chile last week to set up this crucial encounter with Japan. The Pumas have responded well to their poor opening loss to England and will now aim to secure their spot in the last eight with a third straight victory.


Japan and Argentina do battle for second spot in Pool D as the pair come into this locked on nine points apiece. It is sure to be a nervy contest with neither wanting to make potentially costly mistakes and with both teams being capable of prevailing, it would not be a surprise to see a close margin of victory either way.

BETTING TIP: Winning margin 1-12 points

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