Jonah Lomu

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Lomu in June 2004

Jonah Tali Lomu (12 May 1975 – 18 November 2015) was a New Zealand rugby union player. He had sixty-three caps as an All Black after debuting in 1994. He was thought to be as the first true global superstar of rugby union. He had a huge impact on the game.[1] He was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame on 9 October 2007,[2] and the IRB Hall of Fame on 24 October 2011.[3]

He played for several domestic teams, in the Super Rugby, NPC and later the Magners League competitions. These included the Auckland Blues, Chiefs and Hurricanes, and Counties Manukau, Wellington and later North Harbour and Cardiff Blues. He made a comeback after undergoing a kidney transplant in 2004.

Lomu died suddenly of kidney failure in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 40.[4]

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  1. "Jonah Lomu's rugby journey". BBC. 10 July 2002. Retrieved 22 July 2006. 
  2. "Sixth Induction Dinner – 2007". International Rugby Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  3. International Rugby Board (26 October 2011). "RWC legends inducted into IRB Hall of Fame". Press release. http://www.irb.com/history/halloffame/newsid=2060049.html#rwc+legends+inducted+into+irb+hall+fame. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  4. "Jonah Lomu dies, aged 40". 3 News. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 

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