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Meet The All Blacks

Meet The All Blacks


Position: Wing
Age: 27
Place of birth: Auckland
Test debut: June 26, 1994 v France
Tests: 62
Points: 185 (37T)
Height: 6′ 5′
Weight: 18st 6lb
Jonah Lomu is quite simply the most famous player the game has ever seen. Mobbed everywhere he goes, the huge winger is the man all the fans want to see.
Debuting as the youngest ever All Black at 19 years 45 days, Lomu has smashed records as consistently as he smashes opponents’ attempted tackles.
He was the youngest player in history to score 10 Test tries, is the second-highest Test try-scorer in New Zealand’s history and has scored more World Cup tries than any other player. Four of those came in the game that put Lomu on the world stage – the 1995 World Cup semi-final against England. Lomu was unstoppable that day, becoming the first All Black since 1905 to score four tries in a Test against England and trampling all 15 Englishmen on the way to be awarded player of the tournament.
Lomu missed the 1996 season with a rare kidney disorder, but if the way he ran over huge England prop Phil Vickery a fortnight ago is anything to go by, the big man is back to his best.
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