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Jonah Lomu RIP

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Very sad to hear that he has died at the very young age
of 40.Remember in the 1995 Rugby World Cup he was
virtually unstoppable.RIP.

REDANDBLACK30 (Down) - Posts: 1529 - 18/11/2015 08:09:07    1808113


Who can forget his 4 tries vs England in the 1995 World Cup Semi-Final in 1995? The way he went through Mike Catt for one of them. Very sad. RIP Jonah.

mon (Galway) - Posts: 675 - 18/11/2015 08:22:05    1808117


What an amazing rugby player, growing up in the 90's when I started to get into rugby(even bought that pretty poor video and he was one of the big reasons why especially him in 95 bulldozing his way aorund the place (even bought the pretty poor video game a couple of years later with him on the cover) Sad to lose one of the legends of sport so young. RIP Jonu.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2507 - 18/11/2015 08:33:57    1808124



Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2507 - 18/11/2015 08:35:27    1808125


R.I.P to a legend.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7225 - 18/11/2015 08:40:28    1808126


never saw him play live but legend. First truly global world star and one who transformed the sport for the better

And dubsfan that game of his - Jonah lmu rugby is a cult classic! super game

ormondbannerman (Clare) - Posts: 13473 - 18/11/2015 09:49:14    1808160


RIP Jonah. As has been said already he was the first rugby superstar, you may not have liked rugby or in fact knew anything about it, but you knew who Jonah Lomu was. Such a sad loss at such a young age and leaving a young family behind. He is a legend.

tribeinbrum (Galway) - Posts: 4155 - 18/11/2015 10:44:22    1808181


Very sad news. Incredible to think he had just turned 20 when he became such a star at the 95 world cup.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2599 - 18/11/2015 11:48:55    1808213


Very sad news, shocking loss at only 40 years of age, Jonah was a true superstar of the sport and was one of the most recognisable rugby players in history.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8657 - 18/11/2015 12:49:41    1808231


Very Sad


I enjoyed the ad he did for Heineken set in the Irish Pub.. hidden inside the autograph machine

He looked to be in great health

The reception he received was great

Sad indeed... thoughts are with his young family.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20333 - 18/11/2015 17:06:51    1808315


An icon who transcended sport, sadly missed.

brendtheredhand (Tyrone) - Posts: 10897 - 18/11/2015 19:09:15    1808332


RIP Jonah.

I agree the term "legend" gets thrown around far too much but it's appropriate for Lomu. A very sad loss. 40 is no age really.

MedwayIrish (Wexford) - Posts: 2324 - 19/11/2015 10:20:47    1808387


Best rugby player I ever saw. By far the most exciting rugby player I ever saw. His attacking play has never been matched before or since. Had he played with another country the team tactics would have been all about get the ball to Lomu ASAP and had New Zealand adopted these tactic's he would have scored far more try's but New Zealand style of play was never going to be all about one player. I often used to find watching New Zealand playing Autumn internationals over here amazing in that Lomu was not given the ball more as when he got it in any space he was much more dangerous than any other player on the pitch. Was trying to explain him to my nephew during the recent rugby world cup, I said like Savea except bigger, stronger and faster. Truly amazing to see a man of his size run so fast and be able to change direction of his run to move into space.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 925 - 19/11/2015 10:41:08    1808391