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The Prime Minister pays tribute to Bill McLaren

“Millions of rugby fans will be mourning the sad passing of Bill McLaren, who was the voice of rugby for nearly fifty years. His expertise, enthusiasm and passion for rugby union inspired young and old alike. Bill was a fixture of our national sporting life, and will be missed greatly but remembered with affection.”

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The rugby world pays tribute to Bill McLaren

"Bill was the single individual who did most to promote and develop the game of rugby in Hawick, Scotland and throughout the world. I was lucky enough to be a pupil of Bill’s and he taught me and hundreds of others not only the game but also the values of the game, sportsmanship, fairness, honesty and discipline. His commentary was equally as impartial, fair and informative. An honour to have known him and he will be sadly missed."

Brian Renwick, Regional Development Manager, Scottish Rugby

Read some more memories of Bill McLaren on the Scottish Rugby website

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