Ray French - a rugby league legend

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Ray French - a rugby league legend

Rugby League World Cup final

Old Trafford
Saturday, 30 November
14:30 GMT
Live text commentary online, live on BBC One and Radio 5 live sports extra

Players and pundits pay tribute to legendary rugby league commentator Ray French, who has retired from commentating for BBC television.

French played for England at both union and league levels and represented the England national rugby union team in all four matches of the 1961 Five Nations Championship. After switching to rugby league, he played at his home town club St Helens, before a spell at Widnes.

French began commentating for the BBC 32 years ago, and commentated on every Challenge Cup final between 1982 and 2008.

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