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

“He’s as quick as a trout up a burn.”

“Those props are as cunning as a bag o’ weasels.”

“A day out of Hawick is a day wasted.”

*And it’s a try by Hika the hooker from Ngongotaha (Wales v New Zealand 1980).

“I look at Colin Meads and see a great big sheep farmer who carried the ball in his hands as though it was an orange pip.”

“I’ve hardly ever had to pay to get in (the best thing in his view about 50 years of commentary at rugby matches).”

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