Bill McLaren


Birthday October 16, 1923

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Scotland

DEATH DATE Jan 19, 2010 (86)

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Rugby union commentator who was known as the voice of rugby thanks to his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game.

Before Fame

He played rugby growing up and played in a Scotland trial before a battle with tuberculosis ended his career and nearly killed him.


He was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2001.

Family Life

He had daughters named Linda and Janie with his wife Bette.

Associated With

He was best known as a sports commentator like Joe Buck.