Michael Lynagh

World Cup winner with Australia

Michael Lynagh

Michael Lynagh is a World Cup-winning Australian former rugby union footballer who played as both a fly-half and inside centre.

He represented Australia from 1984 to 1995 and won 72 caps in a glittering international career. He was also captain of the team from 1993 to 1995 and vice-captain in 1991, when the Wallabies won the trophy, and was the world points scoring record holder when he retired after the 1995 World Cup, with 911 points.

Michael was a member of the 1984 Grand Slam winning team and was vice-captain when Australia won the 1991 Rugby World Cup. Until he handed the kicking duties over to Marty Roebuck, he scored in every test he played in, including a try against Wales in 1984.

Following his international retirement he joined Saracens of England at the advent of professionalism in 1996 and spent two years with them.

In the 1997-98 season Saracens battled it out with Newcastle Falcons for almost the whole season for top spot in the league and when the two sides met in front of a crowd of nearly 20,000 Michael slotted a match winning drop goal in the dying minutes to send Vicarage Road into raptures.

A month later he was on hand to steer Saracens to their famous Tetley’s Bitter Cup 48–18 victory over Wasps at Twickenham, bringing the curtain down on a career to remember.

Michael has since gone on to work as a rugby speaker and commentator for Sky Sports and is often called upon to appear as a guest during high profile games, throughout the season and corporate events to discuss the highlights of his career.

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