4 Jan 2013

Former Wallabies coach says he's lucky to be alive

1:35 pm on 4 January 2013

Australia's Rugby World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer says he's lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack.

The 72-year-old complained of chest pains late on Wednesday and suffered a cardiac arrest after arriving at a Sydney hospital.

Dwyer says he feels fine now but if he'd suffered the heart attack at home he'd be dead.

Dwyer had two spells in charge of the Wallabies in the 1980s and led them to their first World Cup victory after beating England in the final of the 1991 tournament at Twickenham.