The attendance record at stadium:mk was broken for the second time in consecutive matches as Japan beat Samoa 26-5.
Samoa had the record breaking 29,019 fans - breaking the 28,145 record set last Thursday when France beat Canada - on the edge of their seats as they performed their Siva Tau before kick off.
Ayumu Goromaru kicked 16 of the Brave Blossom’s total as they took a huge stride towards quarter final qualification.
Japan led 20-0 through Akihito Yamada’s score, a penalty try and Ayumu Goromaru’s boot. before Paul Perez’s try threatened to make it a more competitive affair, but two more Goromaru penalties ensured Japan won out.
Having lost 11 of their last 14 against Samoa, Japan are now well placed to qualify for the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup, with a game against pointless USA in their final pool game.