Scotland Rugby World Cup 2019 squad, fixtures list and latest team news

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Stuart Hogg (centre) is one of the most exciting full-backs in the world - AFP

Who is in Scotland's World Cup squad?

When is Scotland's next match?

Scotland's final group stage match will take place on Sunday, October 13 against Japan.

Who is in Scotland's group?

What are Scotland's full RWC fixtures?

MATCH ONE

Ireland 27 Scotland 3... International Stadium Yokohama... Sunday, September 22... 8.45am BST... (ITV)

MATCH TWO

Scotland 34 Samoa 0... Kobe Misaki Stadium... Monday, September 30... 11.15am BST... (ITV)

MATCH THREE

Scotland 61 Russia 0... Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa... Wednesday, October 9... 8.15am BST... (ITV)

MATCH FOUR

Japan vs Scotland... International Stadium Yokohama... Sunday, October 13... 11.45am BST... (ITV)

When are the knockout rounds?

The quarter-finals are on October 19-20.

The semi-finals are on October 26-27.

The Bronze Final is on November 1.

The Final is on November 2.

What is the latest Scotland team news?

Sean Maitland admits he nearly let Scotland's bonus point slip by mistiming his slide to the corner.

The Saracens' wing got the Dark Blues off and running with the opener against Samoa and had a major say as they claimed the vital extras in Kobe.

With three touchdowns in the bag, Gregor Townsend's team needed just one more score for the additional point that would fire them right back into the race for the quarter finals.

But Maitland almost blew his big moment with six minutes remaining as he threw himself at the line from five yards out.

While the humidity levels in the air nudged 80 per cent at the indoor Misaki Stadium, Maitland says moisture on the ground was in short supply and he did not find the bit of slick turf he was hoping for.

That allowed Samoa's Ed Fidow time to dart back and put in a tackle but thankfully for Scotland he connected knee first while dislodging the ball from the Kiwi-born Scotland back's hands.

Referee Pascal Gauzere awarded the penalty try after viewing the replay - much to Maitland's relief as he admitted he wasted a chance to land a try double.

He said: "I slid in too early but luckily enough the old penalty try was the saviour.

"Looking back I should have dived a bit later.

"Maybe if (Fidow) didn't come in with the knee I'd have got it.

"But I'm just delighted to help the team win. I knew we had that performance in us.

"It was the reaction we needed and the most pleasing thing was that we kept them to zero points. That was pretty special."