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By Mark Eglinton

Former Australian rugby union legend and international Cup winner, now acclaimed tv activities pundit, on his glittering profession 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 occupation as Wallaby fly-half and captain Michael Lynagh.

In an period while Australia took the rugby international by means of typhoon 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 type of play and whilst performed an important ambassadorial position on this planet game.

Yet quickly ahead to that April day in 2012, as Lynagh lay in part blinded in extensive care on the Royal Brisbane medical institution, his existence striking through a thread following an important 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, proficient in activities medication, observes the medical professionals reviewing a patient’s mind test. ‘That negative guy’s in 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 considered one of coruscating highs and crippling lows. It’s the private story of a sportsman taking part in to the extremes of his career, but additionally a human story of surviving debilitating trauma and discovering a brand new desiring to life.

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