Jonah Tali Lomu

Jonah Tali Lomu

Birth
Greenlane, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
Death 18 Nov 2015 (aged 40)
Auckland, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
Burial Manukau, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
Plot WRU01-A-011
Memorial ID 155112096 · View Source
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Professional Rugby Player. Lomu, who scored 37 tries in 63 matches for New Zealand between 1994 and 2002, is widely considered to be the first global superstar in his sport.
The son of Tongan immigrants, he made his debut in 1994 against France, and was at his best at the 1995 and 1999 World Cups. Despite never winning the World Cup, he is the joint top try-scorer in its history, scoring 15 tries in 11 games. As well as playing for several domestic teams in his homeland, he made 10 appearances for Cardiff Blues in Wales between 2005 and 2006, shortly before his retirement. He was diagnosed with a rare kidney condition, nephrotic syndrome, and underwent a kidney transplant which was rejected by his body in 2011. Lomu died unexpectedly from kidney failure.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 17 Nov 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 155112096
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jonah Tali Lomu (12 May 1975–18 Nov 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 155112096, citing Manukau Memorial Gardens, Manukau, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand ; Maintained by Find A Grave .