18 Jul 2011

Shell shocked Wallabies on the back foot going into Tri-Nations

6:33 am on 18 July 2011

The shell-shocked Wallabies have only six days to recover from their humiliating 32-23 loss to Samoa before taking on the Springboks in their opening Tri Nations test in Sydney on Saturday night.

In arguably their greatest sporting moment, Samoa raced to a 17-nil lead and out-scored Australia four tries to two to post their first-ever win over the Wallabies, a dramatic reversal of their 74-7 trouncing in their last meeting at the same venue six years ago.

Deans said the bruising Samoans had beaten the Wallabies in the physicality stakes, and they now have to start from scratch again.