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Stories with place: Tonga
  • Rugby world mourns death of Lomu, the game's 1st superstar 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 7:04 pm

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The worshippers gathered at the Lotofale'ia Mangere Tongan Church in the South Auckland suburb where Jonah Lomu was raised grieved for the man who put their community on the international map as he strode or barged his way to becoming the first genuinely global super star of rugby.

  • Lomu, who revolutionized rugby with size, speed, dies at 40 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:42 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - More by instinct than choice and off balance after fending off two desperate defenders, Jonah Lomu barreled straight over the top of a crouching Mike Catt, leaving the battered England fullback sprawling on his back as the All Black sprinted to the try line.