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Episode 117 - Michael Lynagh

January 19, 2019

 

My special guest is Michael Lynagh. Michael is a legend of Australian Rugby Union with his 72 test caps including 12 as captain and being Vice Captain of the 1991 World Cup victory. Michael also holds the record for most points scored by a Wallabies with 911 points. Away from the game he lives in London as the managing director for Dow Jones Corporate EMEA and a rugby analyst for Sky Sports.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

2:15 – Welcome Michael Lynagh

2:47 – His upbringing and his cricket career

6:16 – His son Lewis playing in the England Under 16’s

7:36 – His Father and moving over to America

8:06 – Playing a season of American Football

9:24 – Learning to goal kick

11:11 – Working & playing footy

15:25 – Michael O’Connor and learning human movement at Uni

15:55 – Fast track into the QLD team

19:07 – Development

21:25 – First tour in 1983

22:00 – Mark Ella

23:15 – Moving to Inside Centre

26:00 – How they won the Grand Slam Tour

26:45 – A lesson of preparation

28:30 – Love of the mid-week tour games

30:27 – His relationship with Nick Farr-Jones

34:15 - Leadership

38:55 – David Campese

41:21 – Australia hosting the first World Cup in 1987

44:49 – Insights into preparing for a World Cup

47:16 – 1991 Quarter final against Ireland and the killer instinct

51:30 – Why the 91 Wallabies had such good defence

53:00 – The World Cup Final & meeting the Queen

59:01 – 1995 World Cup in South Africa

1:02:58 – Offers from Rugby League

1:05:12 – His story in suffering a stroke and the challenges that came

1:17:35 – Toughest opponent

1:20:20 – Favorite venue to play in Australia and Overseas

 

 

 

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