Lions legend collapses at Westpac Stadium in Wellington

  • Former Lions rugby coach Sir Ian McGeechan has collapsed in Wellington
  • The 70-year-old was rushed to hospital in a moderate condition
  • A spokeswoman could not confirm what caused McGeechan to collapse
Legendary former British and Irish Lions rugby player and coach Sir Ian McGeechan has been rushed to hospital after collapsing in the Sky Box at Westpac Stadium today.

An ambulance spokeswoman confirmed they were called to the scene at 3.48pm New Zealand for a man who had collapsed at the stadium.


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The 70-year-oldwas taken by ambulance to Wellington Hospital in a moderate condition.

The spokeswoman could not say what caused the collapse.

Westpac Stadium chief executive Shane Harman revealed to the New Zealand Herald that he was not there at the time of McGeechan’s collapse and didn’t know anything more about what had happened.

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