NZ Rugby shocked at death of Jonah Lomu

Getty     18 Nov 2015     Getty

The 40-year-old All Blacks legend died in Auckland today.

Words from Sevens Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens

New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said: “We’re all shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden death of Jonah. We’re lost for words and our heartfelt sympathies go out to Jonah’s family. Jonah was a legend of our game and loved by his many fans both here and around the world.”

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Lomu played 63 Test matches for the All Blacks in a celebrated career from 1994 through to 2002. He burst onto the global stage at the 1995 Rugby World Cup when he scored seven tries in four matches, including four tries in the semifinal against England. Click here to view Jonah Lomu's All Blacks profile.