By Andrew Collins
July 31 2006
Cardiff Blues made the biggest scoop in Celtic League history in 2005, by signing rugby legend, Jonah Lomu. Here is a photo gallery of Jonahs finest moments in the 7 months, updated regularly!
The new Blue arrived to visit his new team mates and management at training base Hensol castle, which impressed the 6 5' 20 stone winger as he begins his 7 months at Cardiff.
Lomu completed his first training session before ending a great day in Cardiff history at the Arms Park for a photo shoot and press conference.
Jonah makes his long awaited debut, an away match against Calvasano. He set up Cardiff's first try, but was later substituted. It was a great day for sportsmen and fans all over the world, as Jonah took the next step in his incredible rugbycomeback by completing his return match unscathed.
Then came Jonah's home debut, the return fixture against the Itailian minnows. With a reported 11,000+ fans watchin on, Jonah helped the Blues to a 43-16 win, pushing us ever closer to European qualification.
Having been rested for the remarkable away win over The Ospreys, Jonah's next game came against old rivals, the Newport Gwent Dragons. It was to be a very special day for Jonah and Cardiff, as he scores his first try since arriving with the Blues, and in 3 years for anyone!
Lomu made his first start for Cardiff since January against a Borders side sitting just below Cardiff in 6th place. He produced his finest game to date, and showed off a better figure, and an extra yard or 2 of pace. Unfortunately, it was marred by a last minute ankle injurt that will keep him out for two weeks.