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