Samoa stunned Australia 32-23 to secure what players and coaches said was the Pacific Island team’s greatest rugby victory and signal its potential for further upsets at this year’s World Cup.
The Queensland Reds were rewarded for winning the Super Rugby title with 15 players called up to the national squad as Australia seeks to take their momentum all the way to this year’s World Cup.
Australia rugby union selectors named the following 40-man Wallabies squad for the July 17 Test against Samoa in Sydney and the July 23-Aug. 27 Tri-Nations tournament. The squad will be trimmed to 30 for the World Cup.
The Queensland Reds named their first unchanged squad of the season for the July 9 Super Rugby final against the Canterbury Crusaders in Brisbane.
The Queensland Reds beat the Auckland Blues 30-13 to advance to the Super Rugby final.
The Queensland Reds will face the seven-time champion Canterbury Crusaders in next week’s Super Rugby final.
"That's not the way I pictured my Test debut."
- Rod Davies on Jul 17, 2011