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Life as a top rugby commentator
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Bill McLaren and Jonathan Davies appear on the big screen in Cardiff
Bill's voice is familar to millions around the world
Bill McLaren has been the voice of rugby for the BBC for almost 50 years.

He retired from his role as chief commentator for the Six Nations earlier this year.

But he still has the same passion for rugby union now as did when he first began following the game as a six-year-old.

He tells BBC Sport Academy about how he first got behind the microphone, his mistakes and how you can follow in his footsteps.



Introduction
The early years
My preparations
The odd mistake

Bill McLaren factfile
Lives: Hawick, Scotland
BBC Radio debut: 1953 Scotland 0-12 Wales
BBC TV debut: 1959
Football team supported: Aberdeen
Hobbies: Playing a round of golf every day



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