January 20, 2010

Bill McLaren, the voice of rugby, dies at 86: Over a career in broadcasting that began on radio in the 1950s and ended with his retirement from television in 2002, his commentary defined rugby union for players and followers alike. The BBC has collected some of the highlights of his career, while YouTube provides a broad sampling of McLaren's work, including a classic 1999 Five Nations match between England and Wales, and the sheer magic of Gareth Edwards from 1972.

posted by etagloh to other at 12:42 AM - 3 comments



posted by BornIcon at 11:44 AM on January 20, 2010


posted by tommybiden at 06:14 PM on January 20, 2010

I love how his team-mate slaps Gareth Edwards in the face after he scores the try at about 24 seconds of the last link.

Sad to hear the voice of rugby silenced.


posted by rumple at 09:16 PM on January 20, 2010

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