In Rugby, Gala coach George Graham has criticised the Scottish Rugby Union for changing its rules on amateur clubs using professional players.
He says he feels that allowing clubs in the Premierships to play large numbers of pro's from Glasgow and Edinburgh will have a harmful effect on grass roots.
He has also criticised the attitude of some paid players who take little interest in their clubs:
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