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#Jonah Lomu

# jonah-lomu - Thursday 4 June, 2020

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’
# Genius Week
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# Genius Week

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’

Jun 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 20,241 Views 1 Comment

How do you stop the best players on the planet weaving their magic? Garry Doyle spoke to the men who got up close and personal with George Best, Pele, Maradona, Rory McIlroy and Jonah Lomu.

# jonah-lomu - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks
# Previously
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# Previously

Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks

Oct 19th 2019, 12:30 AM 12,395 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup story has only featured a cameo appearance from the All Blacks.

# jonah-lomu - Friday 18 November, 2016

'We have spoken about it' - All Blacks motivated by honouring Lomu
# Inspiration
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# Inspiration

'We have spoken about it' - All Blacks motivated by honouring Lomu

Nov 18th 2016, 4:44 PM 4,798 Views 2 Comments

The legendary wing died a year ago today.

# jonah-lomu - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Coach who discovered Jonah Lomu retires from game after incredible career
# End Of An Era
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# End Of An Era

Coach who discovered Jonah Lomu retires from game after incredible career

Sep 6th 2016, 12:49 PM 5,120 Views 4 Comments

Gordon Tietjens’ no-nonsense approach helped guide New Zealand to a host of sevens accolades.

# jonah-lomu - Thursday 31 December, 2015

The sportspeople the world sadly lost in 2015
# RIP
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# RIP

The sportspeople the world sadly lost in 2015

Dec 31st 2015, 2:00 PM 11,613 Views 10 Comments

A lot of great athletes left us this year.

# jonah-lomu - Friday 25 December, 2015

From Aviva to Zlatan, an A to Z of the 2015 sporting year
# NEWS MAKERS
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# NEWS MAKERS

From Aviva to Zlatan, an A to Z of the 2015 sporting year

Dec 25th 2015, 11:00 PM 5,778 Views 5 Comments

We take a look at the individuals and events that made a mark over the past 12 months.

# jonah-lomu - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Why Chelsea players have a right to feel betrayed by Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting
# Essential Reading
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# Essential Reading

Why Chelsea players have a right to feel betrayed by Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting

Dec 20th 2015, 8:30 AM 7,246 Views 0 Comments

Also, the unlikely link between Andy Lee and Anton Chekhov.

# jonah-lomu - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: Rugby icon laid to rest, big boost for Andy Lee & all today's sport
# Tuesday
From The42
# Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: Rugby icon laid to rest, big boost for Andy Lee & all today's sport

Dec 1st 2015, 8:09 PM 11,331 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, League of Ireland attendances have increased while CJ Stander has signed a new deal with Munster.

Jonah Lomu's family 'end a great celebration' of the rugby legend's life as he's laid to rest
# Rip Jonah
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# Rip Jonah

Jonah Lomu's family 'end a great celebration' of the rugby legend's life as he's laid to rest

Dec 1st 2015, 8:02 AM 17,455 Views 4 Comments

After yesterday’s publicly broadcast service at Eden Park, the Lomu family had a private service to say goodbye.

# jonah-lomu - Monday 30 November, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor hotly tipped, Towell signs for Brighton & all today's sport
# Monday
From The42
# Monday

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor hotly tipped, Towell signs for Brighton & all today's sport

Nov 30th 2015, 8:16 PM 20,484 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Kobe Bryant announces he’ll retire at the end of the season and Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw could be out for the next six weeks because of injury.

Watch: Powerful final haka as Jonah Lomu is laid to rest
# Tributes
# Tributes

Watch: Powerful final haka as Jonah Lomu is laid to rest

Nov 30th 2015, 12:52 PM 30,860 Views 30 Comments

The New Zealand rugby legend died of a heart attack earlier this month.

Shelford and Umaga lead emotional All Black Haka at Jonah Lomu's funeral
# Ka Mate
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# Ka Mate

Shelford and Umaga lead emotional All Black Haka at Jonah Lomu's funeral

Nov 30th 2015, 9:56 AM 10,986 Views 2 Comments

The ceremony was broadcast live on New Zealand television.

# jonah-lomu - Saturday 28 November, 2015

In pictures: A traditional Pacific farewell for All Blacks icon Jonah Lomu
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

In pictures: A traditional Pacific farewell for All Blacks icon Jonah Lomu

Nov 28th 2015, 12:00 PM 29,598 Views 11 Comments

The All Blacks icon was honoured in Auckland.

# jonah-lomu - Monday 23 November, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: USA falls for hurling, Irish fighter in UFC blow & all today's sport
# Monday
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# Monday

We'll Leave It There So: USA falls for hurling, Irish fighter in UFC blow & all today's sport

Nov 23rd 2015, 8:33 PM 25,082 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Rafa Benitez has got the dreaded vote of confidence from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

Long-haul flight may have killed Jonah Lomu, says family doctor
# All Black
From The42
# All Black

Long-haul flight may have killed Jonah Lomu, says family doctor

Nov 23rd 2015, 8:16 AM 45,662 Views 17 Comments

The medic said the All Black great’s kidney disease made him vulnerable to such a scenario.

# jonah-lomu - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'Jonah would talk to anyone, he'd talk to strangers on the street'
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

'Jonah would talk to anyone, he'd talk to strangers on the street'

Nov 19th 2015, 7:49 AM 11,131 Views 4 Comments

Isa Nacewa says the legendary All Blacks wing was one of his heroes.

# jonah-lomu - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu has died, aged 40
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu has died, aged 40

Nov 18th 2015, 11:05 PM 90,638 Views 113 Comments

The former winger passed away suddenly this morning.

We'll Leave It There So: Iconic Lomu dies at 40, another blow for Tipp & all today's sport
# Wednesday
From The42
# Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Iconic Lomu dies at 40, another blow for Tipp & all today's sport

Nov 18th 2015, 7:54 PM 10,745 Views 4 Comments

Elsewhere, the IRFU have blocked Munster’s attempts to sign the Wallabies skipper while Dick Redmond has lost his Superman cape.

Words don't do Lomu justice: 9 times Jonah left the world awestruck
# Gamechanger
From The42
# Gamechanger

Words don't do Lomu justice: 9 times Jonah left the world awestruck

Nov 18th 2015, 11:19 AM 24,009 Views 12 Comments

The great man had to be seen to be believed.

'Heartbroken is the phrase' - Keith Wood reacts to sad Jonah Lomu news
# Tributes
From The42
# Tributes

'Heartbroken is the phrase' - Keith Wood reacts to sad Jonah Lomu news

Nov 18th 2015, 9:29 AM 12,730 Views 4 Comments

The iconic All Black brought the game to the next level.

'So, so devastated' - rugby world mourns legend Lomu
# Tributes
From The42
# Tributes

'So, so devastated' - rugby world mourns legend Lomu

Nov 18th 2015, 8:21 AM 19,972 Views 17 Comments

The rugby world is in shock today.

Jonah Lomu, a rugby 'freak' sadly cut short in his prime
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Jonah Lomu, a rugby 'freak' sadly cut short in his prime

Nov 18th 2015, 8:00 AM 8,782 Views 3 Comments

The all Blacks legend passed away at the age of 40 over night.

# jonah-lomu - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Watch the moment Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's World Cup try record
# Class Act
From The42
# Class Act

Watch the moment Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's World Cup try record

Oct 7th 2015, 8:32 PM 4,504 Views 2 Comments

Habana pounced on a loose ball to score.

# jonah-lomu - Friday 18 September, 2015

7 of the most memorable Rugby World Cup moments
# Nostalgia
From The42
# Nostalgia

7 of the most memorable Rugby World Cup moments

Sep 18th 2015, 9:34 AM 4,634 Views 5 Comments

Images of Jonny Wilkinson’s extra-time winning drop-goal will live long in the memory of England fans in particular.

# jonah-lomu - Saturday 12 September, 2015

12 reasons why the 1995 Rugby World Cup was the best of all
# Nostalgia
From The42
# Nostalgia

12 reasons why the 1995 Rugby World Cup was the best of all

Sep 12th 2015, 8:30 AM 8,103 Views 11 Comments

South Africa triumphed, Johah Lomu wreaked havoc and amateur era waved goodbye.

# jonah-lomu - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Jonah Lomu leaves unsuspecting punters in a Dublin pub baffled
# Surprise Visit
From The42
# Surprise Visit

Jonah Lomu leaves unsuspecting punters in a Dublin pub baffled

Aug 26th 2015, 7:01 PM 20,323 Views 7 Comments

John Smit better than Jonah Lomu? Controversial!

# jonah-lomu - Thursday 18 June, 2015

It's the 20-year anniversary of this unforgettable Jonah Lomu try
# Steamroller
From The42
# Steamroller

It's the 20-year anniversary of this unforgettable Jonah Lomu try

Jun 18th 2015, 2:56 PM 7,566 Views 7 Comments

The gigantic New Zealand wing went on the rampage against England in Cape Town.

# jonah-lomu - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

It's Jonah Lomu's 40th today... and he is still younger than Brad Thorn!
# Freight Train
From The42
# Freight Train

It's Jonah Lomu's 40th today... and he is still younger than Brad Thorn!

May 12th 2015, 11:55 AM 5,418 Views 6 Comments

Let’s celebrate Lomu’s big birthday by watching this exceptional double bosh.

# jonah-lomu - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Snapshot: Paul O'Connell lined out for Ireland 'A' opposite the greatest bench of all time
# Impact
From The42
# Impact

Snapshot: Paul O'Connell lined out for Ireland 'A' opposite the greatest bench of all time

Mar 11th 2015, 2:26 PM 13,748 Views 11 Comments

You’d be tempted to throw them on well before the 60 minute mark.

# jonah-lomu - Saturday 24 May, 2014

An Irishman is no. 1 in Rugby HQ's best-ever 'David v Goliath' clashes
# Collisions
From The42
# Collisions

An Irishman is no. 1 in Rugby HQ's best-ever 'David v Goliath' clashes

May 24th 2014, 3:07 PM 12,273 Views 10 Comments

We’re not going to spoil it for you…

# jonah-lomu - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu reveals he almost died at 2011 World Cup
# Kidney Failure
From The42
# Kidney Failure

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu reveals he almost died at 2011 World Cup

Aug 13th 2013, 9:02 AM 6,487 Views 3 Comments

The man that set the rugby world alight in 1995 was hospitalised for two weeks after starring in the tournament’s opening ceremony.

# jonah-lomu - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Jonah Lomu, a rugby career that was all too brief
# Happy Birthday
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# Happy Birthday

Jonah Lomu, a rugby career that was all too brief

May 12th 2013, 12:20 PM 4,920 Views 4 Comments

The former All-Black star turns 37 today and we look back at his thrilling, if far too short, career.

# jonah-lomu - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Here are 13 of our favourite sporting anecdotes
# Stories
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# Stories

Here are 13 of our favourite sporting anecdotes

Feb 24th 2013, 8:00 PM 19,774 Views 9 Comments

Including Niall Quinn on Jack Charlton and various people on a young Jonah Lomu.

# jonah-lomu - Monday 29 October, 2012

Open challenge to computer giants: Make us decent GAA and Rugby games
# Demand
From The42
# Demand

Open challenge to computer giants: Make us decent GAA and Rugby games

Oct 29th 2012, 9:10 AM 2,391 Views 4 Comments

Plus, the place to go if you want to give Cavan a footballing lesson.

# jonah-lomu - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Irish winger Monahan settling into Premiership life at Gloucester
# Bustling
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# Bustling

Irish winger Monahan settling into Premiership life at Gloucester

Sep 19th 2012, 1:46 PM 1,397 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster Academy and Connacht player made his first competitive start for the club at the weekend.

# jonah-lomu - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Lomu 'trying to live normal life' awaiting second transplant
# 11
From The42
# 11

Lomu 'trying to live normal life' awaiting second transplant

Aug 22nd 2012, 5:58 PM 1,526 Views 0 Comments

The New Zealand legend was hospitalised during last year’s Rugby World Cup, eight years on from his first kidney transplant.

# jonah-lomu - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams: is the New Zealand star tarnishing his legacy?
# NRL
From The42
# NRL

Sonny Bill Williams: is the New Zealand star tarnishing his legacy?

Jul 12th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,027 Views 0 Comments

There is a magnetic quality to him that, like most iconic sports stars, is hard to define, writes Tom Fox of the departing All Black.

# jonah-lomu - Saturday 9 June, 2012

All Blacks 'Bus' drives Ireland to despair
# Too Good
From The42
# Too Good

All Blacks 'Bus' drives Ireland to despair

Jun 9th 2012, 2:48 PM 3,998 Views 11 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men were tormented by one player in particular durring their match with New Zealand today.

# jonah-lomu - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Lomu needs transplant and intensive dialysis following second kidney failure
# Treatment
From The42
# Treatment

Lomu needs transplant and intensive dialysis following second kidney failure

Feb 12th 2012, 11:35 AM 1,005 Views 3 Comments

It has been confirmed that the ex-New Zealand great’s first transplanted kidney has failed.

# jonah-lomu - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Lomu remains in hospital, signs deal with NZ Women's Weekly
# Well Wishes
From The42
# Well Wishes

Lomu remains in hospital, signs deal with NZ Women's Weekly

Sep 29th 2011, 10:21 AM 461 Views 0 Comments

Concerns are growing for the health of the former All Blacks winger, who has granted a New Zealand women’s magazine exclusive access to news of his treatment.

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