Legendary rugby player and coach Sir Ian McGeechan is recovering in medical center after dramatically collapsing in the commentary box this morning. Â
The veteran star was preparing with regard to the second test match in between the British and Irish Elephants and All Blacks taking location at Wellington Regional Stadium, Brand new Zealand.
The 70-year-old is grasped to have fallen ill simply after 3. 48pm local period (4. 48am BST) and it is at this point receiving treatment at Wellington Medical center while the game is arranged to obtain underway shortly. Â
McGeechan, who was at the particular stadium preparing for his press role for Sky in tonight’s fixture, was rushed to Wellington Hospital by ambulance in the reasonable condition
An ambulance spokeswoman could not confirm what triggered McGeechan to collapse
His daughter Heather McGeechan took in order to Twitter to confirm Sir Ian’s condition had not been serious
Â Shane Harman, key executive of Westpac Stadium, informed New Zealand Herald he has been not there at the period of the incident but grasped Sir Ian was ‘okay’. Â Â
A spokesman described the star because beingÂ in a reliable condition but verified he was currently in the particular emergency department.
His daughter, Heather McGeechan, took to Twitter in order to confirm Sir Ian’s condition had not been serious.
She tweeted: ‘Spoken to a dad Geech and he will be fine, simply a bug. THank a person everyone for all your desires x. ‘ Â Â Â
Sir Ian is among the most beloved former players within British history, playing eight exams for the Lions between 1974-22, in addition to 32 tests for Scotland. Â Â
Get well quickly: Rugby fans waking up within Britain today expressed their sympathies after learning of the experienced star’s illnessÂ
Legend: Commentator Owain Jones described how typically the usual media buzz was muffled following the sad newsÂ
Win might help: Radio 5 various Live presenter Rachel Burden proposed a win for the Elephants may help Sir Ian obtain betterÂ
Update: Rugby commentator said he understood Sir Ian had walked towards the ambulance and even was taken to hospital with regard to an examinationÂ
Dubbed ‘Geech’, the cultural player was knighted in 2010 for his services to soccer. He was also awarded a good OBE in 1990. Â
He features also been associated with coaching Elephants teams in six tours, as well as four as head coach, in between 1989-2009. Â
This morning the United kingdom and Irish Lions face typically the All Blacks initially in through a decade – last gathering in 2005. Â
Geech is going to be involving the British and Irish soccer veterans hoping the side is going to be able to avenge their particular 3-0 whitewash of the final clash at Eden Park. Â
Writing in the Daily Mail only yesterday, Sir Clive Woodward defined what would take for typically the Lions to get a win over typically the famously-tough All Blacks.
He authored: ‘At England we managed the item for a couple of yrs in the early 2000s when most of us were a minimum of able to manage the game through our ahead, but it was a short lived moment.
Referencing the team connected with 1971, in which Geech seemed to be an integral part, he mentioned: ‘Even the great Lions group of 1971 did not lead the All Black forwards. Many people won the series through extraordinary defence and taking the several chances that came their method.