Blindsided

Blindsided

Mark Eglinton


Former Australian rugby union legend and global Cup winner, now acclaimed tv activities pundit, on his glittering occupation within the online game – and the way shut he got here to wasting his life.

Few avid gamers within the background of the sport have had as illustrious a profession as Wallaby fly-half and captain Michael Lynagh.

In an period while Australia took the rugby international through 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 even as performed an immense ambassadorial position on this planet game.

Yet quick ahead to that April day in 2012, as Lynagh lay partly blinded in extensive care on the Royal Brisbane sanatorium, his existence putting via a thread following an important stroke, his spouse and 3 younger boys at the different aspect of the realm. The day that outlined the remainder of his lifestyles. within the ready room ahead of seeing his son, Lynagh’s father, proficient in activities medication, observes the medical professionals reviewing a patient’s mind experiment. ‘That negative guy’s in just 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 one among coruscating highs and crippling lows. It’s the private story of a sportsman taking part in to the extremes of his occupation, but additionally a human story of surviving debilitating trauma and discovering a brand new desiring to life.

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