Michael Lynagh in hospital after "suffering stroke"

Australia legend Lynagh in hospital after 'suffering stroke' in Brisbane

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12:28 GMT, 18 April 2012

Rugby legend Michael Lynagh is reported to have suffered a stroke.

The former Australia fly-half was taken to hospital while visiting Brisbane on a trip from London.

Legend: Michael Lynagh was on a trip back to his homeland

Legend: Michael Lynagh was on a trip back to his homeland

The Courier Mail reports that the 48-year-old has been admitted to Royal Brisbane Hospital due to blood clots on the brain. The hospital confirmed he was a patient but would not comment further.

Lynagh was instrumental in Australia's 1991 World Cup win and captained his country from 1993 to 1995.

Glory: Lynagh helped Australia win the World Cup in 1991

Glory: Lynagh helped Australia win the World Cup in 1991

He played 72 tests for Australia and had scored the most points with 911 when he retired after the 1995 World Cup.

Lynagh later played for Saracens before embarking on a successful career in marketing.