20 of the best quotes from the ‘Voice of Rugby’ Bill McLaren

Not just a Scottish rugby legend, Bill McLaren is widely regarded as one of the greatest sports broadcasters of all time. The beloved commentator sadly passed away in 2010 but his legacy will live on forever. 

On Phil Bennett: “They say down at Stradey that if ever you catch him [Phil Bennett] you get to make a wish.”

On Jonah Lomu: “I’m no hod carrier but I would be laying bricks if he [Jonah L] was running at me.”

On Grant Batty: “He plays like a runaway bullet.”

On Gerald Davies: “His sidestep was marvellous – like a shaft of lightning.”

“It’s high enough, it’s long enough AND IT’S STRAIGHT ENOUGH.”


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