Sports Letter: Young vote for oval ball

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Sir: The boys who gather on the village green outside my house waiting for the school bus now throw a rugby ball about whereas before the World Cup they kicked a football.

Even the primary school children that friends and I coach in football have produced a rugby ball and dropped the odd hint.

So a spin off from the World Cup may manifest itself in us producing a national side to beat those from the southern hemisphere. Alas, at the age of 63, I doubt if I'll be alive to see it!