HD on TV: MacLennan looking forward to commentating on Women’s Six Nations

Hugh Dan MacLennan is an experienced commentator who has covered many different sports – and he cannot wait to talk rugby fans through the action on Friday night when Scotland play Italy in the Women’s Six Nations at Scotstoun (7.35pm, on BBC ALBA).

BBC ALBA are working closely with Nemeton TV and Scottish Rugby to bring coverage from this game, the home one against Ireland on February 8, the one away to France on February 23, the home one with Wales on March 8 and the trip to Twickenham on March 16 to play England into living rooms up and down Scotland.

And for the home clashes in Glasgow, they have managed to come up with a great presenting and commentating team.

Iona Whyte – herself a rugby player – will present the action while MacLennan will be the man on the mic with Scotland cap Lindsey Smith offering expert analysis.

MacLennan said:  “I am really looking forward to covering the Six Nations.

“We covered the Canada game in November and the atmosphere was great, Scotland scored some brilliant tries and hey were unfortunate to lose in the end.

“What it showed me and a lot of people watching on was that there is a lot of talent in the Scotland squad and it looks like it is just getting better and better.

“The Six Nations can be a tough tournament and there are some great teams in it, but with two home games up first the women’s team will be looking to gain some momentum like the men.

“Italy are a good side, but Scotland seem very focused on improving every game they play and the expansive style they like to play should see a big crowd at Scotstoun for this one.

“I am also looking forward to working alongside Lindsey and Iona again because they can both offer great insights as we try and take the women’s game to a wider audience via BBC ALBA.

“The channel really does women’s sport properly and with Lindsey’s input throughout the 80 minutes giving detailed information on the players we hope to help show people what this squad is all about through our commentary.”

BBC ALBA is the Gaelic language television service and it will be broadcasting all of Scotland’s games at the 2019 Women’s Six Nations.

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