Sports letters: Let's stop this 'foreign' fudge

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Sir: I write to complain at the pathetic reduction of national sports, into a free for all of "jack of all nations".

The case of having so many Kiwis (and capped to boot) playing for both nations on Saturday in the Scotland-Wales Five Nations game is a case in point. Is there no pride left? In football, cricket, etc, the case is the same. We should stop this dilution of national teams, leaving the whole concept open to ridicule.

I would rather see a Welsh team made up of Welsh players lose than a team tagged together win. I for one won't continue watching Welchester Utd, with all the best players persuaded to play for our nation. Let's remember the original concept, and limit eligibility to parents' origins, and particularly ban movement of any player who has represented another nation .

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