Tom lynagh, the adolescent son of Michael, historical player of the Wallabies, who had formed a contract with Reds In 2020, he was flamboyantly featured on the team that will compete in the Super Rugby Pacific from 2022.
Following in his father’s footsteps, the young starter will represent the Queensland team, at least, until mid-2023. Michael played 100 games with the shirt and he was even its captain between 1988 and 1991, in addition to having left world champion with the aussie national team in 1991.
Tom will reinforce a growing tradition of father-son pairs that once played on Reds: this list also includes Sam and Angus Scott-Young, and Brendan and Josh Nasser.
Likewise, it should be noted that Tom Lynagh, 17, is an opening, litter 2003, born in Italy and played in the harlequins academy in England on the M14, M15, M16 and M18.
“I have always dreamed of playing for Australia”, Tom said at Ballymore with his father Michael and added: “I have always watched Australian rugby and followed it for as long as I can remember.”