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Bill McLaren dies at the age of 86

Legendary BBC rugby union commentator Bill McLaren died yesterday at the age of 86. Known affectionately as the 'voice of rugby' McLaren began his commentating career in 1953 retiring in 2002.

A PE teacher from Hawick in Scotland McClaren became synonymous with rugby on the Beeb and also lent his vocal talents to the much loved Jonah Loma game on the Playstation One back in the late 90s.

Famous for his imaginative turn of phrase McLaren was a talented player in his own right and looked set to break into the Scottish senior squad before tuberculosis cut his career short. Check out the tribute video to rugby's best ever commentator below.

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