Former Lions coach and player Sir Ian McGeechan has been taken to hospital after collapsing prior to this morning’s second Test.
The NZ Herald are reporting the 7o-year-old collapsed in the Sky Box at around 3:30 PM local time. An ambulance spokeswoman told the Herald that she couldn’t confirm what had caused the incident.
McGeechan’s daughter has taken to Twitter to give an update on her father.
UPDATE: from his daughter, Sir Ian McGeechan just has a bug, he will be fine. Walked to the ambulance himself.
— Radio Sport (@radiosportnz) July 1, 2017
McGeechan, who led the Tourists to a disappointing 2-1 series defeat to South Africa in 2009, has been part of Sky Sports’ team for this year’s tour. The Scot represented the Lions in 1974 and 1977. He coached the side for the straight tours from 1989 to 1997. In both of those series, Geech oversaw impressive Lions wins.
The All Blacks are seeking to put this year’s series to bed with a win in this morning’s second Test in Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. A win for Warren Gatland’s charges could set up an unlikely comeback series victory, reminiscent of McGeechan’s win in 1989.