Book Review – Blindsided – by Michael Lynagh

‘One of the most thought-provoking reads of the year’ – The Guardian

Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now much-admired television sports pundit, on his magnificent career in the game, and how close he came to losing his life.

Few players in the history of rugby have had as memorable a career as Wallaby fly-half and captain Michael Lynagh.

In a time when Australia took the rugby world by storm with their impressive talent, in chief orchestrator and daring captain Lynagh they had a essential figure at fly-half who shaped their style of play and at the same time played a huge ambassadorial role in the world game.

`A revealing insight into the “absolute ordeal” of goalkicking’ – The Times

Fast forward to that April day in 2012, as Lynagh lay partly blinded in intensive care, his life on a thread following a stroke, his wife and three young boys across the other side of the world. The day that determined the rest of his life.

Lynagh’s story is one of motivating highs and crippling lows. It’s the personal tale of a sportsman playing to the very edge of his profession, but also a human tale of surviving overwhelming trauma and finding a new meaning to life.

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Received 5 stars out of 5 in Waterstones

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