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Wallabies savaged after defeat

AUSTRALIA'S 8-9 loss to Scotland in Edinburgh at the weekend has been labelled the Wallabies' worst performance in decades.

The head of the Australian Rugby Union has promised a full review of the team's dismal results this season. But the critics are already demanding that heads roll, savaging the team's display and calling for player salary cuts.

"The Wallabies are not just the laughing stock of Australian sport. They are also the laughing stock of the international rugby world after suffering their worst loss in decades," the Sydney Morning Herald wrote. "This defeat was not as bad as being beaten by Tonga in 1973 but it's not far off."

It even suggested the players should be docked of their match fees if they continued losing.

"It begs the question of whether the Australian Rugby Union, which has an annual player salary bill of A$27 million (US$24.7 million) is getting value for money? Hardly," the paper wrote.


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