An Evening with Michael Lynagh, AM


Over 300 people packed The Hammond Theatre to hear from rugby legend Michael Lynagh.

The former Wallabies Captain, who is still Australia’s record point scorer, played 72 times in the green and gold, including a World Cup victory against England at Twickenham in 1991. Alongside a stellar rugby career, Michael has also been equally successful in business and is currently the Managing Director EMEA for Dow Jones Corporate. Still keeping his hand in the world of rugby, Michael is a a well-known sports broadcaster and a regular on Sky Sports as a rugby analyst.

On a personal note Michael suffered a life-threatening stroke in 2012. Against the odds, he made a remarkable recovery and now speaks regularly about his experiences following the stroke and his subsequent journey back to full health.

The Hammond Theatre audience was treated to a plethora of entertaining stories from Michael’s 30 years in rugby – which ranged from his years in the amateur game where he would dash home from work and head straight to training, to his stint at Treviso in Italy, and the pinnacle of his career as Captain of Australia. Responding to audience questions, Michael shared many amusing anecdotes about some of the biggest names in the sport. Running through all his tales was evidence of a determination to succeed, quick wittedness and genuine gratitude for the chances that life has brought him. One of his messages to the audience was that it is fine to have dreams, but don’t wait for those to happen – work hard and set yourself smaller achievable goals.