1 Jul 2017

Former Lions coach collapses

7:56 pm on 1 July 2017

Former British and Irish Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan has been taken to hospital after collapsing in the commentary box ahead of the second test against the All Blacks.

Former British and Irish Lions coach Ian McGeechan

Former Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan Photo: Photosport

The 70-year-old former Scottish flyhalf was transported to Wellington Hospital in a reportedly moderate condition.

Sir Ian played for the Lions on the 1974 and 1977 tours and has been a member of the coaching staff on six different tours, four as the head coach.

McGeechan was working for Sky Sports and the company issued a short statement confirming the collapse.

"We wish Ian McGeechan a speedy recovery. He is having a precautionary check up at the hospital after being taken unwell."