Jul 10, 2015
Lynagh to hold exclusive book signing
Saracens legend Michael Lynagh will return to the club on August 30th to hold an exclusive book signing at the Allianz Park Summer Gathering.
The legendary Australian fly-half will be signing copies of his autobiography ‘Blindsided’ between 12h00 and 13h00 on an action packed day at Allianz Park.
On returning to Saracens for his book signing, Lynagh said: “I am really looking forward to coming to Saracens on the 30th August. The club has had an amazing journey since the days at Bramley Road to the present day, where the club sits at the top of English rugby with the most modern rugby facility in the country.
“I have very fond memories of Saracens and especially the supporters. Every one of them was so supportive and friendly towards me when I was playing and I was always warmly welcomed when I first arrived in 1996 and this continues to this day. It will be great to see everyone.”
For more information on the Summer Gathering at Allianz Park, click here.
Lynagh’s book ‘Blindsided’ takes us inside his glittering career in the game – and the critical day he came close 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 an 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. In the waiting room before seeing his stricken son, Lynagh’s father, trained in sports medicine, observes the doctors reviewing a patient’s brain scan. ‘That poor guy’s in a bit of trouble,’ says Lynagh Snr to his wife. It turns out to be their son’s scan that they are witnessing.
Lynagh’s story is one of coruscating highs and crippling lows. 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 getting a second chance at life. A timely reminder that it’s how you play the game of life, as much as rugby, that matters.
For information on Michael’s book, click here.