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Bill McLaren
CBE
Born
William Pollock McLaren

16 October 1923
Hawick
Died 19 January 2010(2010-01-19) (aged 86)
Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Employer BBC Sport
Known for Sports commentating, sports journalism, rugby player
Spouse(s) Bette Hill
Relatives Alan Lawson (son in law)
Rory Lawson (grandson)
Jim Thompson (grandson)

William Pollock McLaren CBE (16 October 1923 – 19 January 2010) was a Scottish rugby union commentator, teacher, journalist and one time rugby player. Known as 'the voice of rugby', he retired from commentating in 2002. Renowned throughout the sport, his enthusiasm and memorable turn of phrase endeared him to many.

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