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Post by 21st Century Schizoid Man on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 5:05 pm

Bill McLaren would have been 90 today. clap  Will we ever see his like again ? Doubt it amongst the current lot !

Rock on Bill - the voice of rugby .
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Post by tigerleghorn on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 5:08 pm

Wow, 90!..As you say, he was unique. I think Murray Walker is also 90 this year too.

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Post by Biltong on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 6:27 pm

I loved listening to Bill McLaren, not sure whether it was his thick accent or his voice, but it sounded like poetry when he described players running down a try.

He was a passionate rugby man.

My favourite overseas commentstor of all time.
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Post by GloriousEmpire on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 6:37 pm

"He's like Bambi on speed and He could sidestep 3 men in a telephone box”

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Post by Biltong on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 6:40 pm

Scotland vs SA 1998

" Rossouw is running like a Gazelle on the plains of Africa"
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Post by GloriousEmpire on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 6:43 pm

If I saw Jonah Lomu coming towards me, I'd start laying bricks.

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Post by Biltong on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 6:45 pm

I think laying them isn't quite the manner in which I would describe it. Wink 

You should ask Rory Underwood.
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Post by VietGwentRevisited on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 7:18 pm

Biltong wrote:I think laying them isn't quite the manner in which I would describe it. Wink 

You should ask Rory Underwood.
I suspect you mean his brother.

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Post by Biltong on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 7:33 pm

Tony.
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Post by Taylorman on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 8:41 pm

Biltong wrote:Tony.
yes...the winker

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Post by 21st Century Schizoid Man on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 7:57 am

"As slippy as a borders baggie up a burn" describing an elusive player - Roy Laidlaw (?)

"a bit of jiggery pokery there" - Broon fae Troon walloping some giant Bok one eyed lock.
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Post by westisbest on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 8:42 am

Liked when he described Geoghegan like a Tsetse fly one game.

He certainly was a great.

Some of these commentators are a boring to listen to.

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Post by gregortree on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 1:11 pm

" ...he's all flying legs and arms like an enraged octopus.."

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Post by gregortree on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 1:12 pm

"...och they'll be celebrating in the streets of [insert player's home town] over that one ..."

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Post by The Great Aukster on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 5:43 pm

On Moss Keane -
He lumbered up to that ruck like a JCB wie a flat tyre

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Post by jimmyinthewell68 on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 6:11 pm

the ball come out like a bar of chocolate from a slot machine . great guy to listen too

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Post by tigerleghorn on Thu 17 Oct 2013, 7:28 pm

Late in Dean Richards England career he described him as "A little lower in the water nowadays"

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