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Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh receiving treatment for suspected stroke

The 48-year-old World Cup winner was visiting his hometown of Brisbane when he suffered the ill-effects of intracranial bleeding.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS in the Australian media, former Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh has been hospitalised in Brisbane after falling seriously ill during a visit to his hometown.

The 48-year-old is suspected to be suffering the aftereffects of a stroke, though details of his condition and prognosis have yet to be released by staff at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, a spokesperson for the institution would only confirm Lynagh’s admission.

Lynagh’s composure and ruthlessness in possession was a defining feature of Australia’s successful 1991 World Cup campaign. His retirement from international rugby in 1995 was followed by a productive three-year stint with Saracens in England’s nascent professional league.

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