Michael Lynagh suffers stroke

2012-04-18 15:30

Brisbane - Former Wallaby captain Michael Lynagh has been admitted to a Brisbane hospital after suffering a stroke, Australian media reported on Wednesday.

The Courier-Mail newspaper reported that Lynagh, 48, was taken to hospital with blood clots on the brain.

He was visiting his home city of Brisbane when he apparently fell ill and was admitted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Lynagh is regarded as one of the all time Australian rugby union greats, winning 72 caps for Australia in the 1980s and 1990s as well as having a distinguished state career for Queensland.

He was a part of Australia's Grand Slam winning team in 1984 and was a key player in the Wallabies' 1991 Rugby World Cup win.

Lynagh captained the Wallabies from 1993 to 1995 and held the world points scoring record when he retired with 911 points.

He went on to play for Saracens in England and has had a successful career as a marketing director since his retirement from rugby.



  • Andrew - 2012-04-18 11:12

    How sad a great player. All the very best in your recovery.

      lourens.jordaan - 2012-04-18 12:17

      n Baie goeie speler.Nie lekker om sulke nuus te hoor nie. Word gou gesond. Watter Groot idioot sal n af duim wys op Andrew se kommentaar. Jy moet breindood wees jou aap.

  • Terence - 2012-04-18 11:52

    Hope you recovery completely. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • patrickjasoncawood - 2012-04-18 12:04

    Hectic!! Get well soon

  • Saffa - 2012-04-18 12:18

    A frikkin legend!!!! Get well soon and rehab well.

  • Gymania - 2012-04-18 13:14

    C'mon Michael. All Treviso pray for U!!!

  • Donavan - 2012-04-18 15:35

    All the best mate, and a speedy recovery.

  • Tokolos - 2012-04-18 15:50

    Get well soon Noddy!

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