RIP Jonah Lomu
Very sad news.Posted 5 years ago
Bloody hell, seriously?
Edit: just checked the news, awful…. He was really one of the most electrifying players I ever saw.Posted 5 years ago
RIP, fantastic to watch when he was playing.Posted 5 years ago
Just 40 years old. RIP big fella, was a pleasure watching you play.Posted 5 years ago
Sorry, it wasn’t a lazy post… Can’t post a link. 40yrs young. Tragic.Posted 5 years ago
Shockingly sad news. An amazing talent and player who probably changed the modern game when he arrived in that world cup.Posted 5 years ago
Bugger 🙁Posted 5 years ago
Scott Hastings’ll sleep easier tonight. RIP huge terrifying rugby weapon. What a bloody shame.Posted 5 years ago
Terrible news. A game changer and a gentleman.Posted 5 years ago
no age – what impact he made.Posted 5 years ago
Did see him on BT’s rugby show the other week and he did not seem so good then.
He has been ill for a long time (since before he stopped playing) so it’s not surprising news, but still very sad.Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
RIP very sad news very much a rugby hero of mine 🙁Posted 5 years ago
RIP Jonah.Posted 5 years ago
Such terrifying speed in a man of awesome size. He changed the game. Brilliant player.Posted 5 years ago
Awful news. Such a nice bloke. RIPPosted 5 years ago
Big man, I remember running up and down my parents living room pretending to be him.Posted 5 years ago
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]Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
Amazing player, too young.Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
Huge loss – he will be missed. One of our best.Posted 5 years ago
A great player to watch and a said day for fans and his family.Posted 5 years ago
RIP indeed.Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
I remember seeing his waxwork and realising the difference in size between normal human beings and international rugby players.
Sad dayPosted 5 years ago
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. 🙁Posted 5 years ago
Great bloke, great rugby player. One of the best.Posted 5 years ago
RIP Jonah. Today is a sad day.
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 agePosted 5 years ago
Very sad news indeed.Posted 5 years ago
” 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%!!!Posted 5 years ago
Very sad, especially for his young family left behind 🙁Posted 5 years ago
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!!Posted 5 years ago
there will never be another like him.
RIP big guy.
😕 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.Posted 5 years ago
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
Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
Great player, a loss to
odd that theres a S.Bradley Wi in that list 😆Posted 5 years ago
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