When it comes to Australian Rugby royalty there are none higher than Wallabies great Michael Lynagh. Described by former Wallabies Coach Bob Templeton as the “best footballer we have ever produced”, Lynagh was the orchestrator of the Wallabies maiden Rugby World Cup win in 1991 and still remains the Wallabies highest point scorer with 911 points over his career.
While the mercurial flyhalf remains as one of the Wallabies favourite sons after earning 72 Caps and captaining the side for 15 of them.
It is his own son Louis Lynagh that is poised to become a star of the future. Blessed with rugby blue blood Louis has started his professional career with English club Harlequins in the Premiership Rugby.
Lynagh grew up in London attending Hampton School, captaining the school’s First XV and representing England at Under 16 and Under 18 level. As a member of the Harlequins Academy for a number of years, he has now made his debut in the topflight of English Rugby proving to be a dangerous attacker for opposition defences whilst adding skilful touches around the park from full back or the wing all at the ripe age of 20.
With the Wallabies failing to find a consistent starting fullback after the departure of Israel Folau, chopping and changing has occurred frequently between Dane Haylett-Petty, Tom Banks and Reece Hodge.
Louis Lynagh could be the star Australian Rugby needs and his pedigree is not a question.
The news gets better for Australian Rugby fans with the knowledge Louis younger brother 17-year-old Tom Lynagh another rising star in the game (more to come on him) has signed with the Queensland Reds after he completes his schooling at Epsom College, London this July until 2023.
Louis’ contract ends with Harlequins at the conclusion of the English season in July. Due to their Mothers Italian nationality the Lynagh brothers are eligible to play for England, Australia or Italy.
It’s clear their signatures will be in demand.
I’m sure I'm not the only people who believes Louis Lynagh’s talents should be secured for the future of Australian rugby.
So, Dave Rennie & co its over to you.
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