I saw that story too. I couldn't work it out whether it was poking fingers at them or just being totally silly. I did not feel it was particularly kind on the Welsh team and not interesting enough either to get news coverage.
I agree, although, as a believer in the paranormal thanks to several personal experiences, I do believe that what they saw was real given the haunted history of the hotel, so therefore found it quite interesting - http://www.ghostclub.org.uk/oatlands.htm
I have a suspicion though that some nasty-minded English journalist could have written the article in attempt to undermine Wales's credibility in the eyes of the Australians prior to the match. I mean, 15 stone hulks claiming they saw wee ghosties doesn't sound all that great! I think Samson Lee should have kept his mouth shut, but then we don't know the circumstances in which the interview took place.