The sporting world is in mourning today with the shock announcement of the death of New Zealand Rugby legend Jonah Lomu at age 40.
After making his international Rugby debut in 1994 Lomu quickly became an unstoppable force with his superior size, speed and strength making him one of the most dominant wingers in Rugby history.
The All Blacks winger went on to play 73 matches for his country, scoring 43 tries along the way before he was forced into early retirement after becoming ill in 2002.
Lomu suffered from the rare kidney disorder nephrotic syndrome and despite receiving a kidney transplant in 2004, his body rejected it in 2011 and he had been reliant on dialysis ever since.
Lomu’s death comes unexpectedly and he will leave the most memorable of marks on the game of Rugby behind him.
Rest in Peace Jonah Lomu.
Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget