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

In an period while Australia took the rugby global by way of hurricane with their glittering array of mercurial expertise, in leader orchestrator and brave captain Lynagh that they had a pivotal determine at fly-half who formed their sort of play and whilst performed an incredible ambassadorial function on the planet game.

Yet speedy ahead to that April day in 2012, as Lynagh lay in part blinded in extensive care on the Royal Brisbane sanatorium, his existence putting through a thread following a tremendous stroke, his spouse and 3 younger boys at the different facet of the area. The day that outlined the remainder of his lifestyles. within the ready room prior to seeing his afflicted son, Lynagh’s father, expert in activities drugs, observes the medical professionals reviewing a patient’s mind experiment. ‘That bad guy’s in slightly 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 private story of a sportsman enjoying to the extremes of his career, but additionally a human story of surviving debilitating trauma and discovering a brand new intending to life.

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