Former England hooker Brian Moore has announced that this weekend’s Calcutta Cup fixture at BT Murrayfield will be his last match as co-commentator in the Guinness Six Nations.
Moore has been a familiar voice on the BBC for 20 years, reaching living rooms around the nation alongside Eddie Butler.
It is fitting that the clash between Scotland and England will be his last in commentary as that historic match was also the one in which he made his England debut in 1987.
Moore, 60, said on Twitter this morning: “My England career began with a Calcutta Cup, and my BBC co-comms career on the Men’s 6 Nations will end on Saturday with another.
“Thank you to all at BBC Sport, especially my mate, Eddie Butler. It’s been a privilege to work on some unforgettable sporting occasions.”
Moore, who won 64 England caps, is not done with commentary altogether however, as he also announced that he will be working on the Tik Tok Women’s Six Nations, starting on March 26.
He said: “I’m pleased to say I will be working on the Women’s Six Nations coverage. My commitment to women’s rugby goes back as far as 1991, helping England forwards.
“Women’s rugby is the key to sustaining all rugby long term, and I’m proud to still be involved.”