New Zealand Rugby has expressed its shock at the sudden death of Jonah Lomu.
The 40-year-old All Blacks legend died in Auckland today.
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.”
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.