With Samoa, who had just lost TJ Ioane to a yellow card for an intentional late shoulder charge, looking to spark something on attack, Michael Leitch forced a turnover on the ground.
"You understand it's part and parcel of rugby, especially at World Cups, because you've only 31 players you can't afford to hang on to somebody and hope they will be alright in a week or two because you don't have the luxury of time".
"This crowd is truly awesome, especially the last 10 minutes, they dragged us through - they've been absolutely wonderful".
Henry Taefu scored all of Samoa's points, with one try, one conversion and four penalties, but Samoa can no longer qualify for the quarter-finals.
The hosts are undefeated in the tournament.
Of those 96 million engagements, it may come as no surprise that Japan's 19-12 victory over Ireland on 28th September accrued seven times as many users and screen views as the tournament's overall average match engagement.
A clearly frustrated Jackson said he was "gutted" for the Samoan players who "didn't deserve" some of the decisions they received.
"We are just trying to move the ball in every direction and hopefully, by the end of the tournament, we are going to have some awesome numbers for you".
"I think Johnny is a fantastic captain; the problem when you get somebody as good as Johnny the tendency sometimes is to focus on some of the negatives", said Best, of Sexton. We said that after the Scotland game and we didn't do it against Japan, so it's important that we keep taking steps forward.
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But Stockdale believes it is too facile to suggest that sharp analysis alone would ever be enough for a Test match upset.
In today's game, Japan were on only two tries heading into the last ten minutes in Toyota, after Kazuki Himeno and Timothy Lafaele had put them in a winning position but short of the all-important bonus. "We were intent on tiring them", said wing Kotaro Matsushima, whose 84th-minute try secured the bonus point.
The hosts outscored the Pacific Islanders by four tries to one.
"But at times it felt like we were playing against more than 15 people".
"We did well to turn it around after a good hiding against Scotland", said Samoa captain Jack Lam.
Here, his score produced relief more than anything when it sealed a victory that looked certain with Japan 26-12 up, and then not so certain when the fearless Samoans made it 26-19 with seven minutes to go.
The knockout rounds may be beyond reach but there is still plenty for the Manu to play for in their final pool match against Ireland on Saturday, with the top three placed teams in each group earning automatic qualification to Rugby World Cup 2023.
Japan now leads Pool A with 14 points, three clear of Ireland. "But first we have to make sure we get the job done and win the game".
"We always thought it was going to come down to the final game and it's shaping up to be a real ripper!" We're just going to get him checked out. I thought they played well and we didn't match it.