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  • RIP Jonah Lomu
  • Premier Icon womble72
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    Very sad news.

    Premier Icon Sam
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    Bloody hell, seriously?

    Edit: just checked the news, awful…. He was really one of the most electrifying players I ever saw.

    Premier Icon Ming the Merciless
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    40……..

    RIP, fantastic to watch when he was playing.

    Premier Icon whatnobeer
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    Guardian Link

    Just 40 years old. RIP big fella, was a pleasure watching you play.

    Premier Icon womble72
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    Sorry, it wasn’t a lazy post… Can’t post a link. 40yrs young. Tragic.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Shockingly sad news. An amazing talent and player who probably changed the modern game when he arrived in that world cup.

    Premier Icon andyl
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    Bugger 🙁

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Scott Hastings’ll sleep easier tonight. RIP huge terrifying rugby weapon. What a bloody shame.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Terrible news. A game changer and a gentleman.

    Premier Icon Caher
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    no age – what impact he made.
    Did see him on BT’s rugby show the other week and he did not seem so good then.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    He has been ill for a long time (since before he stopped playing) so it’s not surprising news, but still very sad.

    Premier Icon duckman
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    I met him in Dublin when he was at the height of his fame and he came across as an incredibly humble,nice guy. Posing for pics with kids and chatting way above what you would have expected. RIP.

    Premier Icon Pigface
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    Very sad news, I heard an interview with him where he said that he was never at 100% when playing due to dialysis.

    A great player will be missed.

    Premier Icon fatsimonmk2
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    RIP very sad news very much a rugby hero of mine 🙁

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    RIP Jonah.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Such terrifying speed in a man of awesome size. He changed the game. Brilliant player.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Awful news. Such a nice bloke. RIP

    Premier Icon tails
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    Big man, I remember running up and down my parents living room pretending to be him.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    just got a bit dusty in the kitchen watching this. Undoubtedly THE player that got me absorbed in rugby 20yrs ago.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLTxcyarfjw[/video]

    Premier Icon convert
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    What a shame; I knew he had life long health issues and he was going through a particularly rough patch but it still comes as a shock. Quite literally a game changer in all senses. RIP.

    Premier Icon Mackem
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    Amazing player, too young.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    A great shame.

    Watching him play was like the future had arrived with its boots and fancied a game. Extraordinary and an extraordinary legacy he has left.

    Premier Icon hels
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    Huge loss – he will be missed. One of our best.

    Premier Icon willard
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    A great player to watch and a said day for fans and his family.

    Premier Icon philjunior
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    RIP indeed.

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    Jonah led a transformation in what we thought players could do. I was lucky enough to meet him on a few occasions and he was a very humble & genuine guy. His health was incredibly poor in recent years after his kidney transplant but he worked hard to not limit him and the family. Kia Kaha, gone way too soon.

    Premier Icon TimP
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    I remember seeing his waxwork and realising the difference in size between normal human beings and international rugby players.

    Sad day

    Premier Icon Rockape63
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    There’s a pic of him arriving at the airport on Tuesday evening looking completely normal, pushing his luggage…..next morning he’s dead! Awful…. and leaving two young kids too. 🙁

    Premier Icon ads678
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    Great bloke, great rugby player. One of the best.
    RIP Jonah. Today is a sad day.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    RIP. What an extra ordinary player a true giant if the game struck down by disease.

    Joost is very ill too, two outstanding players of that era who’ll not live to see old age

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    Very sad news indeed.

    Premier Icon robdob
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    ” I heard an interview with him where he said that he was never at 100% when playing due to dialysis.”

    Blimey! I bet some opposing players were glad he never got to full 100%!!!

    Premier Icon hooli
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    Very sad, especially for his young family left behind 🙁

    Premier Icon gonzy
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    what a phenomenal player and a true gentle giant!! the first global superstar of rugby. i remember watching that game against England in 1995 and just being in awestruck at the sight of him almost single handedly destroying the England side. oh how he made me laugh when he flattened Mike Catt!!
    there will never be another like him.
    RIP big guy.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    😕 Thoughts for his family.

    He was a real inspiration – at the time it felt rugby was not ‘cool’ and he just seemed to light things up and up the game to another level professionally and in enjoyment.

    Premier Icon trickydisco
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    Just saw Geraint Thomas post this

    Jonah Lomu’s college Athletic records. 1989. A giant amongst men. Rest in Peace Jonah. Thoughts and prayers with your family

    Premier Icon BigButSlimmerBloke
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    Never a big fan of rugby and would struggle to name more than half a dozen players of any nationality, but I remember watching Lomu and knowing that i was seeing someone very special.
    Great player, a loss to the sport.

    Premier Icon dirtyrider
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    odd that theres a S.Bradley Wi in that list 😆

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Great story from Clive Woodward on the Today program (someone else has twitter linked it rather than me type it out again)

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    @theotherjonv – on a very sad day that’s brought a smile to my face, a healing smile

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