Wednesday 13 December 2017

Lions legend Ian McGeechan taken to hospital after collapsing at stadium ahead of second test

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 08: Sir Ian McGeechan, looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 08: Sir Ian McGeechan, looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Former Lions coach Ian McGeechan has been taken to hospital after collapsing in the commentary box at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington ahead of this morning's second test against the All Blacks.

McGeechan was due to work on Sky's coverage when he took ill ahead of kick off. McGeechan is now stable in the emergency department and his daughter wrote on social media that he is suffering from a bug.

The 70-year-old is synonymous with the Lions, playing at outside centre on the successful 1974 tour to South Africa, while also leading the team to two series wins as a coach, in Australia (1989) and again in South Africa (1997).

McGeechan was taken from Westpac Stadium to Wellington Hospital after the incident, and was able to walk to the ambulance before getting treatment.

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