Mod­ern day gi­ant bash­ing is turn off

The Rugby Paper - - Letters | Views -

I’M afraid that due to the style of mod­ern play, I have to call it a day watch­ing the pro­fes­sional game now.

I am 93 years of age and played to a good level in Wales but was re­stricted by the war.

I’ve seen stars such as JPR Wil­liams, Ger­ald Davies, Gareth Ed­wards, David Duck­ham and Mike Gib­son in their pomp.

These play­ers were al­lowed to show their skills but nowa­days all you see is a line of men run­ning into an­other just to gain ground. Plus the time wasted on scrums and the num­ber of in­juries is con­cern­ing.

It seems these days only play­ers who are big and bulky get to play which to these eyes is very sad when you con­sider the game’s for­mer play­ers who could light up a sta­dium. CHRIS FOULKES Coven­try

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