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  • Thousands crowd Eden Park for Jonah Lomu memorial 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 10:06 pm

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand - World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset led the tributes to Jonah Lomu at a public memorial Monday, saying the former All Blacks winger was a giant whose contribution to the sport "cannot be overstated."

  • 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.

  • Fans, friends, old rivals saddened by death of Jonah Lomu 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:18 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Jonah Lomu's huge impact on the game of rugby and his fame, which spilled beyond the sport's traditional borders, was reflected in the breadth of tributes Wednesday after his unexpected death at the age of 40.