Australia's defeat sent shockwaves around the rugby world, RFU in tatters and more from What the Papers Say.
Tuesday, July 19
Samoan upset leaves wobbly Wallabies' World Cup hopes looking shaky - The Guardian - Australia's defeat sent shockwaves around the rugby world to match the Pacific Islanders' bone-shuddering tackles
A Smash Hit - The Daily - The PA announcer said it best: "This is the future of USA rugby on the pitch today." Judging by the USA Men's College All-American's 60-17 drubbing of the New Zealand Universities Touring side last Saturday, that future should be even sunnier than a typical Southern California day.
Wallabies eat humble pie - Scrum.com - "A'weakened' team were out-played, out-enthused and simply out-classed but to suggest it was a second-rate Wallabies team is far from accurate." Keiran Smith writes
Mighty Samoa send Cup warning - NZ Herald - A dollar for the thoughts of Warren Gatland and his Welsh chums today.
RFU reputation in tatters - BBC - BBC 5 live commentator Alastair Eykyn on the tangled mess at Twickenham
It's there in black and white... English rugby is now a laughing stock - The Daily Mail - If English rugby wishes to tick off the Kiwis, try beating them, as Sir Clive Woodward's team did in Wellington, the summer before the 2003 World Cup. They hated that.
A victory for the game - Scrum.com - "I don't know exactly how much money has been ploughed into marketing this year's Rugby World Cup but they should see about a refund." Graham Jenkins writes
Super Rugby awards: The best and the rest - Rugby News - It's that time of the year again. Yes, the time for highlighting the good, the bad, and the downright ugly from Super Rugby XVI, writes Dave Campbell.
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