Michael Lynagh, Australian Rugby Player, After Dinner Speaker, Corporate Host, Motivational Speaker, Brisbane-born Michael made his debut for Australia in 1984 against Fiji, and went on to play 72 test matches for his country, including captaining the side through four seasons. Easily recognised as one of the great fly halves of the game, Michael was a key man in Australia’s victorious 1991 World Cup campaign. This wasn’t his first World Cup as he also featured in the ’87 tournament. After notching up 911 points he retired from international rugby, playing his last game in ’95 before joining Saracens. Michael is currently contracted to Sky Sports, where he is one of their regular panellists for Rugby, and he regularly contributes to national newspapers, including the Daily Mail. His business career also boasts senior positions with specialist property firms including CB Richard Ellis, Burford Group and Prestbury Investment Holdings and roles with Clydesdale Bank and National Bank of Australia. Michael talks equally adeptly about his playing days or important business issues that his career gave him a unique insight into, such as teamwork, motivation and winning leadership. Career Highlights: Australia: 72 Tests-17 Tries 1992: Member of Bledisloe Cup Winning side to Australia 1991: Vice Captain of World Cup winning Wallaby’s 1989: Australia Rugby Writer’s Player of the Year Winner of Club Championship 1984: Part of the Winning Grand Slam Team

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Brisbane-born Michael made his debut for Australia in 1984 against Fiji, and went on to play 72 test matches for his country, including captaining the side through four seasons.

Easily recognised as one of the great fly halves of the game, Michael was a key man in Australia’s victorious 1991 World Cup campaign. This wasn’t his first World Cup as he also featured in the ’87 tournament. After notching up 911 points he retired from international rugby, playing his last game in ’95 before joining Saracens.

Michael is currently contracted to Sky Sports, where he is one of their regular panellists for Rugby, and he regularly contributes to national newspapers, including the Daily Mail.

His business career also boasts senior positions with specialist property firms including CB Richard Ellis, Burford Group and Prestbury Investment Holdings and roles with Clydesdale Bank and National Bank of Australia.

Michael talks equally adeptly about his playing days or important business issues that his career gave him a unique insight into, such as teamwork, motivation and winning leadership.

Career Highlights:

Australia: 72 Tests-17 Tries
1992: Member of Bledisloe Cup Winning side to Australia
1991: Vice Captain of World Cup winning Wallaby’s
1989: Australia Rugby Writer’s Player of the Year
Winner of Club Championship
1984: Part of the Winning Grand Slam Team

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