Wallaby great remains critical

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

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

Affectionately known as Noddy, the 48-year-old who now lives in England, had returned for a school reunion when he was taken ill.

In a statement released yesterday, neurologist Dr Rob Henderson said the stroke had affected his vision, co-ordination and balance.

"This significant stroke is a rare event for someone of Michael's age and the next few days are critical because of swelling in the region of the brainstem, but current signs are positive."

A prolific flyhalf, Lynagh set plenty of records in his 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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