We are delighted to support and sponsor The Italian Job II, a lunch with Sean Fitzpatrick, and Andy Nicol, in partnership with Boroughmuir RFC & The Bill McLaren Foundation. This fantastic afternoon of rugby entertainment at Murrayfield supports the work of the foundation.
Click Here for the Event Programme - The Italian Job II, 17th March 2017 - The Bill McLaren Foundation
Sean Fitzpatrick is a legend of international rugby and international sport. Sean played 92 international rugby matches for the All Blacks from 1986-1998, including a world record of 63 consecutive Test matches and 51 Test matches as captain.
Andy Nicol has launched a successful broadcasting career since retiring from Rugby and is a popular and successful front man at business and sporting events. Andy played 23 times for Scotland and captained the national team in the famous win in 2000 over the Auld Enemy which thwarted their Grand Slam ambitions that year.
The Bill McLaren Foundation
Bill McLaren was a man who represented all that is best about rugby union. He was known as “The Voice of Rugby” not just because of the beauty of his tone and the delight of his imaginative phrasing, but because he portrayed our game as we would always wish it to be.
The Charitable Foundation was set up in March 2010 to raise funds to support the development of rugby and its values and also to recognise the contribution Bill McLaren made to rugby through education and the development of an interpretative centre including Bill's extensive archive including his big sheets.
The Foundation has been set up in Bill’s name, and with the support of his family.