Mark Eglinton

Former Australian rugby union legend and global Cup winner, now acclaimed tv activities pundit, on his glittering occupation within the video game – and the way shut he got here to wasting his life.

Few avid gamers within the historical past of the sport have had as illustrious a profession as Wallaby fly-half and captain Michael Lynagh.

In an period whilst Australia took the rugby global via hurricane with their glittering array of mercurial expertise, in leader orchestrator and brave captain Lynagh they'd a pivotal determine at fly-half who formed their form of play and while performed a massive ambassadorial position on the earth game.

Yet quick ahead to that April day in 2012, as Lynagh lay in part blinded in extensive care on the Royal Brisbane health center, his lifestyles placing via a thread following an incredible stroke, his spouse and 3 younger boys at the different part of the realm. The day that outlined the remainder of his lifestyles. within the ready room sooner than seeing his troubled son, Lynagh’s father, informed in activities medication, observes the medical professionals reviewing a patient’s mind test. ‘That terrible guy’s in just a little trouble,’ says Lynagh Snr to his spouse. It seems to be their son’s experiment that they're witnessing.

Lynagh’s tale is one in every of coruscating highs and crippling lows. It’s the non-public story of a sportsman enjoying to the extremes of his occupation, but in addition a human story of surviving debilitating trauma and discovering a brand new intending to life.

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