The Lorettonian Society
Mark Eglinton (1988)
Mark is co-author of “Blindsided”, a new book about Michael Lynagh. Michael Lynagh, World Cup winning legend of Australian sport and one of the greatest ever ambassadors for the game of rugby, retired in 1998 after a peerless career that saw him inducted into the International Rugby Hall Of Fame.

But on a normal day in April 2012, everything changed in an instant when a seemingly fit and healthy Lynagh suffered a major stroke. With his life hanging in the balance in a Brisbane hospital, his wife and children on the other side of the world, Lynagh is forced to evaluate his life in a way that far transcends his career or even sport. His memoir isn’t about points, last-minute wins or prestigious awards—it’s about something much more precious and something to which we can all relate: Life itself.

Described by Harper Collins as ’The must-read sports memoir of 2015’ ”Blindsided” is published this Thursday and will be available worldwide.

To coincide with publication day, Michael Lynagh will be appearing on BBC Breakfast, BBC 5 Live and Talksport on the morning of publication.

On September 29th at 8.30pm. Michael Lynagh will be in conversation with co-writer Mark Eglinton at the world renowned Henley Literary Festival. Tickets are available from