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Dwyer recovering after heart attack
ESPN Staff
January 3, 2013
Waratahs coach Bob Dwyer watches on, Sydney Sport Academy, Sydney, Australia, June 21, 2001
Bob Dwyer back in 2001 while in charge of the 'Tahs © PA Photos
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Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer is recovering after suffering a heart attack but the 72-year-old says he is feeling "fine".

Dwyer, who led the Wallabies to their 1991 World Cup triumph in England, is reported in the Australian media of having complained of chest pains at home on Wednesday before being taken to a Sydney hospital. It was in hospital that he suffered the heart attack, and emergency treatment saw him survive the scare.

"I'm doing well. I feel fine," Dwyer told Fairfax Media. "I had a cardiac arrest whilst I was in the emergency ward at Bowral Hospital. I was on a monitor and had the doctor with me and (then) I had the arrest.

"They gave me the electrical charge straight away and I came straight back. Talk about being at the right place at the right time. If it had have happened at home, I would be dead."

Dwyer, alongside having two stints with the Wallabies, took charge of Leicester and Bristol in the 1990s and later returned to Australia to coach the Waratahs in 2001. And one member of the victorious 1991 World Cup-winning side, Tim Horan, wished Dwyer well on Twitter.

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