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Jonah Lomu

By Andrew Collins
December 26 2005

In this section of the site, you can see profiles of the Cardiff Blues squad members. It includes, information and photos on the players and coaches at the Arms Park.

                      

Jonah Lomu is rugbys first global superstar. Having been dubbed a 'freak!' in 1995 by Englands Mike Catt, Lomu's name was branded all over th world as the biggest, fastest and strongest player ever seen.

Since then, Jonah's life has taken a horrible twist. He fell victim to a kidney disease which not only risked his career, but his life.

He was sidelined for years, as he waited for a suitable donar and the transplant to take place.

He then had two choices, retire from rugby as a tragedy story, or try sports most incredible recovery story ever, Jonah, being the determined, rugby-mad man that he is chose the latter.

On his comback, he played in Martin Johnsens testimonial match, only to break his shoulder putting him out again for at least another 9 months.

Somehow, he fought back again, and has set himself a new aim, to play in the World Cup 2007 with his national side, New Zealand.

If Jonah was to realise his dream, he would need as much game time as possible, so at the end of the Southern Hemisphere season, he decided to sign on a 7 month deal with a European side.

Somehow, Cardiff got the signature that any club or region throughout Europe wanted and he is currently training, playing and living in Cardiff.

His contract expires at the end of the season, when he returns to New Zealan with province, North Harbour.

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