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Welsh rugby is on the brink of collapse

4 February 2023

8:28 PM

4 February 2023

8:28 PM

Rugby is a gladiatorial game – as Wales’s Six Nations match today against Ireland will surely prove. But even the greatest commentators in the sport, such as the late Eddie Butler and Cliff Morgan, would wince reading the script of Welsh rugby’s spiralling decline.

Wales has been more reliant on rugby to form the guardrails of national identity than almost any other country.

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