Welsh In Crisis As Samoan Hoodoo Strikes Again

by Paul Cook - What has happened to Wales? Back in March they were crowned Six Nations champions, completing the Grand Slam for good measure and all this on the back of a 4th place finish at the 2011 World Cup – their best result since the inaugural tournament in 1987. A mere eight months later and their 26-19 loss to Samoa last Friday was their second in successive weeks at home to a team ranked below them in the IRB standings and follows on from their whitewash at the hands of Australia in June, meaning they've now lost five tests in a row. This was no smash and grab raid from Samoa either, they thoroughly deserved their victory. Having set their stall out early with a try in the opening minute to full-back Fa'atoina Autagavaia, they set about smashing their hosts at the breakdown with rel
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