Michael Lynagh

In 2012 there were 50,000 strokes in Australia, mine was one of them. We need the government to fund a comprehensive stroke strategy because 50,000 strokes is 50,000 too many.

Michael Lynagh AM is an Australian Rugby legend and a former captain of the Wallabies. He represented Australia more than 70 times, scoring over 900 points during his career.

He was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Wallaby Hall of Fame in 2013. He now works as a rugby commentator for Sky Sports in Britain

In 2012 he suffered a stroke. With the support of his family and doctors he has made a good recovery, but says he still feels the effect of his stroke every day.

Before it happened, stroke was something he’d never thought about. Michael has joined the Fight against Stroke to get more Australians understanding and talking about stroke.