*It’s high enough, it’s long enough AND IT’S STRAIGHT ENOUGH.
*He’s like a demented ferret up a wee drainpipe.
*He plays like a runaway bullet (description of New Zealand wing Grant Batty).
*He’s like a raging bull with a bad head.
*That one was a bit inebriated – just like one of my golf shots (description of a missed goal kick).
*He kicked that ball like it were 3 pounds o’ haggis.
*Would ye like a Hawick ball, son ? (McLaren offering a friend a mint).
*They’ll be dancing in the streets of Hawick/Selkirk/ tonight???
*His sidestep was marvellous – like a shaft of lightning (description of Welsh wing Gerald Davies).
*The All Blacks that day looked like great prophets of doom.
*I was there (at Twickenham) in 1938 when Scotland won 28-16.
*‘Tweet, tweet, tweet’ – commentary on Scottish full-back Peter Dods’ strange run up to a penalty kick.
*My goodness, that wee ball’s gone so high there’ll be snow on it when it comes down.
*He’s as quick as a trout up a burn.
*Those props are as cunning as a bag o’ weasels.
*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’m no hod carrier but I’d be laying bricks if he was running at me (description of Jonah Lomu).
*They’ll be simply chuffed to bits down at??.
*I look at Colin Meads and see a great big sheep farmer who carried the ball in his hands as though it was an orange pip.
*I’ve hardly ever had to pay to get in (the best thing in his view about 50 years of commentary at rugby matches).