Michael Lynagh seen here playing for Saracens in 1998. Photo: David Rogers/Allsport
Michael Lynagh seen here playing for Saracens in 1998. Photo: David Rogers/Allsport Getty Images

Lynagh stable after 'stroke'

FORMER Queensland Reds and Wallabies captain Michael Lynagh is in a stable condition in the Royal Brisbane Hospital after suffering a stroke.

Affectionately known as Noddy, the 48-year-old Lynagh, who now lives in England, had returned for a school reunion and to visit friends when he was admitted to hospital with blurred vision and headaches.

Queensland Rugby Union confirmed yesterday that he was underdoing tests to discover the cause of the illness.

A prolific flyhalf, Lynagh set rugby records of Bradman-esque proportions in his illustrious 72-Test career for Australia, among them the world records for individual Test match points (911), most conversions (140) and most goals in Tests as well as most Tests (47).

For Queensland, Lynagh scored 1166 points with 24 tries, 193 conversions, 205 penalty goals and 23 field goals in 100 games.



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