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RIP Bill McLaren: No Dancing In The Streets Of Hawick Tonight

billBILL McaLaren, the voice of rugby on the telly, has died. Yours was the voice of weekend afternoons slumped in front of the magic box watching muddy men. McLaren voice is synonymous with the history of televised rugby.

His voice was part of the game. His love for the game added to the spectacle. The former PE teacher will be missed.

His bon mots:

A career in pictures

“And they’ll be dancing in the streets of Melrose tonight, I can tell you.”

“It’s high enough, it’s long enough, it’s straight enough.”

“He’s like a demented ferret up a wee drainpipe.”

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Posted: 19th, January 2010 | In: Sports | Comments (6)