Lomu


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Lomu

Jonah. born 1975, New Zealand Rugby Union football player
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As tributes poured in for the former rugby union international, New Zealand team doctor John Mayhew yesterday confirmed Lomu, 40, collapsed at his home.
The only thing missing for the near-capacity 12,000 crowd was a try for Lomu - but his influence was not restricted to the box office takings.
When a man confronted the former All Black from the touchline at Stradey Park in 2006, Lomu simply turned the other cheek and walked away in an awesome demonstration of restraint.
THE GAME The Scarlets hosted CardiffBlues in a Celtic League clash on January 2, 2006, barely three weeks after Lomu had made his debut for the capitalcity region.
Lomu, perhaps the first global rugby superstar, died of a long-standing kidney disease on November 18, 2015, at the age of 40.
Mae Jonah Lomu: Cawr y Crysau Duon yn cynnwys cyfweliadau gyda mam a brawd Jonah, Hepi a John Lomu, yn ogystal a chynreolwyr y Crysau Duon John Hart a Syr Graham Henry.
As a result, the players' union has decided to start a trust fund to support Lomu's two sons - Dhyreille, six, and five-year-old Brayley.
They missed out, as former All Black wing Eric Rush gave a hilarious and moving speech, describing how he was the go-between for Lomu (left) and Laurie Mains, coach of the Kiwis in the 1990s.
"Too big, too fast, too much," Lomu's high school coach Chris Grinter told the thousands of people who had flocked to Eden Park for a public memorial service.
Lomu, who won 63 caps for the All Blacks, had suffered from health problems since his retirement from the game in 2002 due to a rare kidney disease.
Lomu had a kidney transplant in 2004 but it failed in 2011 and he had been on dialysis ever since.