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Nature versus nurture in Welsh rugby 
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Post Re: Nature versus nurture in Welsh rugby
The problem is not as simple as the structure within the game itself. Yes, it certainly xould be better but I believe problems may the context within society as a whole.

The first question we have to ask is:

'Does Wales see a higher percentage of players quitting rugby after 16 than other countries?' If yes, which I understand is the case then we need to know the cause.

One strand could be the relative poverty of Wales? Which has a high correlation to lower GCSE results than other areas of the UK. Without GCSEs, you can't usuallt stay in education. And the more likely you are to stay in education, the more likely you are to get pressurised from friends to play. Also, kids with higher GCSEs tend to have parents are going to be able to support you in your indulgance to continue playing after 16. Also, chances are, if you have to get a full time job at 16, it's possible that you may have to do unsociable hours including during training or games.

This is a generalisation but if we are talking numbers, it must make a difference to a lot of young players.


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