18/04/2012 09:32 BST | Updated 18/06/2012 06:12 BST

Michael Lynagh, Former Australian Rugby Flyhalf, Suffers Suspected Stroke In Brisbane (Video)

Former Australian rugby great Michael Lynagh has been admitted to a hospital in Brisbane with a suspected stroke.

The Wallabies legend was visiting his hometown on the Gold Coast when he became ill.

The 48-year-old, who currently lives in London, is one of Australia's most celebrated flyhalfs, having led the international team to triumph at the World Cup in 1991.

Lynagh finished his 72-match international career with a record point-scoring tally, including a memorable try against Ireland during the '91 tournament, which propelled the Wallabies into a semi-final against England. From there, the team went on to claim victory over the All Blacks in the final.

Watch Lynagh in action against Ireland: