View Full Version : Jonah Lomu dead at 40

11-17-2015, 07:33 PM
The great New Zealand rugby player has died suddenly at 40


He pulled out of rugby with kidney disease and had a successful transplant.


11-18-2015, 11:46 AM
Power x speed x mass x controlled aggression The greatest rugby player I've ever seen. He ran through England, several times. He was unforgetable. I've never seen his like before or since.


Andrew Craig-Bennett
11-18-2015, 12:05 PM
Heart attack brought on by the state of his kidneys. Terrible shock and loss.

Thanks for the clips.

Saw him first at the HK Sevens in '94. I agree - the greatest player I have seen - or will see. The other greats I have seen are Campese as a winger, in the older style, and, playing a different position, Serevi. Like Serevi, a devout Christian - he would spend a moment in private prayer before each game, and what he was actually praying for, we learn from one who overheard him, was that he would not hurt anybody.