After the 6:40 loss against Wales, it was clear: Australia would lose in the opening round for the first time in World Cup history. Progress is only possible if Fiji loses against Georgia and Portugal. But it is almost impossible.
A low point before a home World Cup
Until a week ago, Australia, world champions in 1991 and 1999, had lost just three of their 36 World Cup group games. Now there were two such “disastrous” failures Sydney Morning Herald was invited. The Wallabies’ biggest defeat at a World Cup – last weekend’s first against Fiji – their first in 69 years and now against Wales on Sunday evening.
It is true that the World Cup will be held in Australia in 4 years age The embarrassment couldn’t have come at a worse time. Australian rugby is in trouble, and even from its arch-rival New Zealand, a word of warning is being sent to its own fans: one should not be too happy about defeat, after all, a strong Australia is needed. For rugby in the region.
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