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19-year-old Jonah Lomu was absolutely dominant on his All Blacks debut

At the age of 19 years and 45 days, Lomu became the youngest All Black test player as he debuted on the wing against France in 1994, breaking a record that had been held by Edgar Wrigley since 1905.

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Jonah Lomu!

RUCK.co.uk shares with you 20 not so well known facts about the late, great All Black legend Jonah Lomu.

1. Size & Power

He weighed 120 kg and was 1.96 metres tall, but could run 100 metres in 10.8 seconds


2. Kidney transplant

After it was confirmed he needed a transplant, the kidney was donated by Wellington radio presenter and Lomu’s long-term friend Grant Kereama.


3. McDonald’s

n 1996, McDonald’s New Zealand named a burger after Lomu, temporarily rebranding the McFeast burger line (called “Mega Feast” in New Zealand) as the “Jonah Burger”.


4. Still fresh…

He only had two All Black caps heading into the Rugby World Cup in 1995


5. On screen…

He is portrayed by Isaac Fe’aunati in Invictus, a film chronicling Nelson Mandela’s journey with the South African rugby team in the 1995 World Cup.

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