WATCH: Final haka for Jonah Lomu

2015-11-30 08:47
Jonah Lomu (AFP)

Cape Town - All Black greats united to pay tribute to Jonah Lomu with a powerful haka on Monday as thousands of fans packed a memorial service at New Zealand rugby's spiritual home, Eden Park.

A grim-faced Buck Shelford led more than 20 former internationals in a "Ka Mate" haka while the legendary wing's casket was carried into a hearse.

Former team-mates including Tana Umaga, Justin Marshall and John Kirwan joined the emotional tribute on the same turf that Lomu once dominated as a player.

Eden Park was a happy hunting ground for Lomu, who appeared in six Tests at the venue and won five of them.

Lomu scored 37 tries in his 63 Tests for New Zealand, becoming rugby's first global superstar with a combination of raw speed and brute strength.


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