Rugby Special

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Rugby Special was the main rugby union programme on the BBC in the UK. The show ran from 1966 and past presenters included David Vine, Keith Macklin, Cliff Morgan, Chris Rea, Nigel Starmer-Smith, Bill Beaumont and John Inverdale. In the early seventies,the theme tune was "Spinball" by Paddy Kingsland but this was later replaced by "Holy Mackerel",which composed by The Shadows' drummer, Brian Bennett. The programme discontinued in 2005, when it was a highlights programme of Autumn internationals and Six Nations with studio guests and an audience of fans from the Six Nations.

Rugby Special returned to the BBC on 7 February 2016 covering the highlights of Six Nations.

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