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Lynagh to return home to London
18:33 AEST Tue May 22 2012

Former Wallabies five-eighth Michael Lynagh has been given doctor's consent to return to his London base after recovering sufficiently from a stroke suffered in April.

Lynagh was admitted to Royal Brisbane Hospital on April 18 after complaining of headaches and blurred vision while on holiday in his hometown of Brisbane.

He was diagnosed as having suffered a stroke.

The former Wallabies captain and member of the 1991 World Cup-winning side announced on Tuesday on his Twitter account that he is set to return to London where he has forged a successful career in marketing and works as a rugby analyst.

"I have been given the all clear to fly home to London. I am hopeful that this will happen towards the end of next week," Lynagh tweeted while also thanking well-wishers.

"I am looking forward to getting back. All I am interested in is seeing my kids and my wife. That is my crowd!," he continued.

"I am really going to miss Brisbane. In particular my riverside walks. What a great City.

"I realise how lucky I have been.

"I am very lucky with a little way to go, but I am ok."

Considered one of Australian rugby union's greatest-ever players, Lynagh logged 72 Tests for the Wallabies over a 12-year period.

When he retired from international rugby he held the world pointscoring record of 911 points.

He joined English premiership side Saracens with the advent of professionalism in 1996.


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