Rugby

Boks honour All Black legend Lomu

2015-11-18 08:20
Jonah Lomu (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - For all of the hype, and it never got bigger than at the 1995 World Cup final, Jonah Lomu never scored a try against the Springboks. 

But that didn't change a thing in terms of how much the men in green and gold respected the man credited with almost single-handedly pulling world rugby into the professional era.

That much was clear when Boks - past and present - reacted to the tragic news that Lomu had passed away aged 40 after a long battle with kidney disease. 

Lomu played in 63 Tests between 1994 and 2002, scoring 37 tries along the way. 

He is the leading World Cup try scorer in the tournament's history with 15, though that number was equaled by South African Bryan Habana at the 2015 showpiece in England.

Here's what some of the Boks had to say:

 

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