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Reports that Lynagh suffered a stroke

Updated: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 08:46

Michael Lynagh has been taken to hospital in Brisbane
Michael Lynagh has been taken to hospital in Brisbane

Former Australian rugby union captain Michael Lynagh has been admitted to a Brisbane hospital after suffering a stroke, Australian media has reported.

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 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.

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