Jonah Lomu was rugby union player who was a native of New Zealand. He was a remarkable player who became the first rugby player to achieve worldwide fame. In 1994 Lomu became the youngest person to play for the All Blacks, the New Zealand national team.
Jonah Tali Lomu was born in Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand on May 12th 1975. He made his debut for the All Blacks against France at Lancaster Park, Christchurch on June 26th 1994. Playing on the wing, Lomu was capped 63 times for the All Blacks. During his career he scored 37 tries.
In 1995 Lomu was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome which had a major impact on his career. He played his last test game in 2002 and underwent a kidney transplant in 2004. He returned to playing rugby for a time but retired from the professional game in 2007.
Jonah Lomu, a native of New Zealand who became the first rugby player to achieve worldwide fame, died aged 40 in the year 2015 On This Day.