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Lomu in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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The Queen of England has named Jonah Lomu, alongside 18 other New Zealanders – all of whom have attained success in their walks of life – in her Birthday Honours list.

This means that the Order of New Zealand has been conferred upon the former All Black winger, and he may now be named as Jonah Lomu ONZ.

Lomu, who burst onto the international scene as a 20-year-old at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, was the biggest name in rugby’s dawning professional era of the mid-nineties.

In short, he was rugby first global superstar.

After undergoing a kidney transplant in 2004, Lomu attempted an incredible return to rugby.

After playing again in New Zealand’s domestic competition, Lomu was not offered a Super 14 contract in 2007, putting to bed his dream of playing for the All Blacks in the 2007 World Cup.

 

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