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Jonah Lomu
Inducted in 2014
Jonah Lomu was a player beyond the normal measures of achievement in sport. They were for other people; Lomu was unique.
Sporting Category:
  • Rugby Union
Whatever level of rugby he played, it always seemed the same – with ball in hand and the tryline in sight, even sometimes 60 or 70 metres distant, the result was almost inevitable. Opposing schoolboys watched in awe; not too many years later, the best rugby players in the world did the same.

Lomu was a wonder of his age. His fame catapulted around the world, even to areas where rugby was a foreign sport, after his extraordinary performances at the World Cup in 1995.

But Lomu knew the depths as well as the heights; struck down by a crippling kidney disease, and even after a kidney transplant, he continued in the game he graced and loved. 

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