Australian Rugby Union mourns the loss of rugby legend Jonah Lomu

by staff

Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver extended condolences to the New Zealand Rugby Union, and family and friends of Jonah Lomu after the sudden passing of the legendary former All Blacks winger in New Zealand today.

“I speak on behalf of the entire Australian Rugby community in expressing our deep sadness today after the passing of one of our game’s greatest ever players,” said Pulver.

“There will never be another Jonah Lomu. He was Rugby’s first genuine superstar and as well as being an extraordinary Rugby player he was also an exceptional man who gave everything to the game and his community in Auckland.

“His long battle with health has been well documented and his legend grew even greater as he continued to inspire us all with his fight for life against a rare and crippling disease.

“The ARU wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the Lomu family, as well as the New Zealand Rugby Union and the many other people in our game who were fortunate to have known the great man.

“Jonah’s legacy will live forever in our game, and indeed all over the world.”