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Michael Lynagh
Australia
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Full name Michael Patrick Lynagh
Born October 25, 1963, Brisbane
Current age 50 years 276 days
Major teams Saracens, Australia, Australia XV
Position Fly-half
Other Commentator
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 176 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1984-1995 72 71 1 911 17 140 177 9 51 20 1 71.52
Bledisloe Cup 1985-1992 15 14 1 125 0 10 33 2 6 9 0 40.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1987-1995 15 15 0 195 4 36 33 2 11 4 0 73.33

Career statistics
Test debut Fiji v Australia at Suva, Jun 9, 1984 match details
Last Test Australia v England at Cape Town, Jun 11, 1995 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-1998 19 19 0 279 5 37 58 2 16 3 0 84.21
Saracens 1997-1998 19 19 0 279 5 37 58 2 16 3 0 84.21
Profile

For a decade from his debut in 1984 to his international retirement in 1995, Michael Lynagh was one of the most recognisable players, an inspirational playmaker whose finest moments came at fly-half. By the time he played the last of his 72 internationals he had set a new point-scoring record (911) - a mark that still remains - and been a key member of the side which won the 1991 World Cup in England. The zenith of his career came when along with Nick Farr-Jones he orchestrated an Australian backline that included Tim Horan, Jason Little and David Campese. He was also captain between 1993 and 1995.

Lynagh, who also won 100 caps for Queensland, retired from international rugby following the Wallabies' defeat to England in the quarter-final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, the same year the game turned professional. He became one of the first major signings in that new world when he joined Saracens, guiding them to a 48-18 victory over Wasps in the 1998 Tetley Bitter Cup final.

After quitting the game he maintained close links as a TV pundit in the UK with both Sky Sports and ITV as well as working with the IRB. An accomplished after-dinner speaker and director for a marketing business, he suffered a stroke during a trip to Australia in April 2012.

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Apr 25, 2013
Michael Lynagh fields questions from the media
Michael Lynagh fields questions from the media
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Apr 25, 2013
Michael Lynagh, Nigel Owens and Brian Moore at London Zoo
Michael Lynagh, Nigel Owens and Brian Moore at London Zoo
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Apr 25, 2013
Michael Lynagh, Nigel Owens and Brian Moore launch the referee's kit for the Lions tour
Michael Lynagh, Nigel Owens and Brian Moore launch the referee's kit for the Lions tour
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Aug 15, 2011
Michael Lynagh, Sean Fitzpatrick Will Greenwood and Jason Leonard help launch the Heroes Rugby Challenge
Michael Lynagh, Sean Fitzpatrick Will Greenwood and Jason Leonard help launch the Heroes Rugby Challenge
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