Famous Bill McLaren quotes

"I'm no hod carrier but I'd be laying bricks if he was running at me." (in reference to Jonah Lomu)

"It's high enough, it's long enough and it's straight enough!!!"

"The All Blacks that day looked like great prophets of doom."

"He's as quick as a trout up a burn."

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"That one was a bit inebriated - just like one of my golf shots."

"Those props are as cunning as a bag o' weasels."

"He's like a demented ferret up a wee drainpipe."

"He's like a raging bull with a bad head."

On Phil Bennett: "They say down at Stradey that if ever you catch him (Phil Bennett] you get to make a wish."

On Grant Batty: "He plays like a runaway bullet."

"A day out of Hawick is a day wasted."

And it's a try by Hika the hooker from Ngongotaha (Wales v New Zealand 1980).

"I've hardly ever had to pay to get in (the best thing in his view about 50 years of commentary at rugby matches)."

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