Johnson confident of beating Ireland
Scotland centre Sam Johnson says his side have what it takes to beat Ireland in their first World Cup pool match on Sunday.
The two sides meet at the International Stadium in Yokohama, with Ireland expected to win as one of the big favourites.
Scotland are currently ranked seventh in the world but have been defeated by Gregor Townsend's men know they are more likely to beat those, Johnson says he is confident his side can get off to the perfect start.
"I think you've got to look to the top," said Johnson. "We're aware of the challenge that's going to be awaiting us against Ireland this weekend and we're focusing on that game.
"They are number one in the world but we're confident.
"They have got a few injuries but I think they're going to replace that with real quality as well."
Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.