Sir Ian McGeechan was guest speaker at Wymondham RFC's annual players' dinner in Norfolk.
Sir Ian won 32 caps for Scotland, coached three tours of the British and Irish Lions, and has served as director of rugby to Scotland, Northampton Saints, Wasps and Bath.
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Cold but dry and bright this afternoon followed by a risk of icy stretches tonight.