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Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game - and how close he came to losing his life. It's the personal tale of a sportsman playing to the extremes of his profession, but also a human tale of surviving debilitating trauma and finding a new meaning to life.
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Blindsided by Michael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton
Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game - and how close he came to losing his life. Few players in the history of the game have had as illustrious a career as Wallaby fly-half and captain Michael Lynagh. In an era when Australia took the rugby world by storm with their glittering array of mercurial talent, in chief orchestrator and courageous captain Lynagh they had a pivotal figure at fly-half who shaped their style of play and at the same time played a major ambassadorial role in the world game. Yet fast forward to that April day in 2012, as Lynagh lay partially blinded in intensive care at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, his life hanging by a thread following a major stroke, his wife and three young boys on the other side of the world. The day that defined the rest of his life. Lynagh's story is one of corruscating highs and crippling lows.
'Michael Lynagh's excellent book Blindsided, one of the most thought-provoking reads of the year' - Robert Kitson, The Guardian
'a searing read' - rugbyworld.com
'Searchingly honest' - rugbyworld.com 'fascinating honesty' - Rugby World
'compelling' - Scotland on Sunday
'A terrific read' - The Rugby Paper
'a revealing insight into the absolute ordeal of goalkicking' - The Times
About the Author
Publication date2nd June 2016
AuthorMichael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton
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PublisherHarperSport an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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