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'British' Wales star Sam Warburton sparks political row

A political spat has broken out after a Plaid Cymru MP questioned how Sam Warburton could captain the Wales rugby team if he considered himself British.

In response to comments from English players saying they were hated by their Welsh rivals, Warburton said he had no hatred of the English.

He added that when asked about his nationality during the 2013 Lions tour he would tell people he was British.

Labour accused MP Jonathan Edwards of being "mean-spirited" in claiming this posed a question over his right to lead the Welsh team.

BBC Wales parliamentary correspondent David Cornock reports.

  • 06 Mar 2014
  • From the section Wales
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