Rugby: Talking A Good Game
50 Years of Fun with the BBC
By Ian Robertson
The autobiography of legendary rugby commentator Ian Robertson
Ian Robertson's voice is instantly recognisable to rugby fans all over the world. Since 1976 he has been the voice of rugby for the BBC both on radio and television.
His commentary of Jonny Wilkinson's world cup winning drop goal has become iconic, and he is known and loved by rugby fans everywhere.
Ian was also an international rugby player, appearing six times for Scotland until his career was cut short by a knee injury.
In this autobiography, published to coincide with his retirement, Ian reflects on a career commentating on the sport he loves, reliving the highs and lows of the last forty years in rugby union.
Ian Robertson is a Scottish broadcaster, writer and former international rugby player. He is best known as a rugby union commentator for BBC Radio.
Robertson played rugby union for Cambridge University, Watsonians, London Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (1968-70) and the Barbarians. The most memorable moment of his playing career was Scotland's 1970 Calcutta Cup victory over England. At 25 he suffered a serious knee injury that ended his sporting career.
Robertson joined the BBC in 1972 and since April 1983 he has been the Corporation's official rugby union correspondent, covering the sport not only on radio but also on television.
Robertson has written over thirty books and a number of biographies, including those of Bill Beaumont, Andy Irvine, and actor Richard Burton.
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15 Nov 2018
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Hodder & Stoughton