Wales rugby stars back Yes campaign in powers vote

A group of Wales rugby stars have teamed up for a video message calling on people to back more law-making power for the Welsh assembly.

Shane Williams, Mike Phillips, Alun Wyn Jones and forwards coach Robin McBryde are supporting the Yes campaign in the referendum on 3 March.

The Yes for Wales campaign is led by Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Roger Lewis.

A leading No campaigner said politics and sport should be kept separate.

Nigel Dix of True Wales, which wants a No vote, said he would not tell the players how to play rugby.

The 70-second video had received more than 1,500 views on YouTube by Monday morning.

Williams says in it: "I want to see an assembly that's equipped to do the job. I think that laws affecting Wales should be made in Wales."

McBryde adds: "Rugby is a game of strength, speed and quick decisions, and we need quick decisions in our everyday life.

"A Yes vote will deliver more efficient law-making for Wales."

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