‘Dad will always be the best’ – Lomu’s sons are eligible to play in the Six Nations - Ruck

‘Dad will always be the best’ – Lomu’s sons are eligible to play in the Six Nations

Dhyreille, the son of the legendary All Black superstar Jonah Lomu, has recently expressed his preference to play for France if he follows in his father’s footsteps.

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Born in France during Jonah’s short stint with Marseille, Dhyreille’s eligibility to represent the French team would not pose any concerns.

During his time at school in New Zealand, Dhyreille earned the nickname “Frenchie,” highlighting his connection to his birth country. As a young and aspiring athlete, he has already showcased his talent in several age-grade tournaments across New Zealand.

Jonah Lomu’s own career took him to France and the Cardiff Blues in Europe, marking the latter stages of his illustrious journey. Tragically, Jonah passed away in November 2015, leaving behind a remarkable legacy.

Playing primarily as a winger, Jonah Lomu concluded his international career with an impressive tally of 63 caps and 37 tries. He is widely recognized as the first true global rugby superstar and his influence on the sport remains immense.

In addition to their passion for rugby, Jonah’s two sons are also avid tennis players.

“To be the best tennis player in the world you should put in effort and always try hard,” Brayley said.

Only playing for three-and-a-half-years, the pair are reaching for the sky.

“My dream is to become a number one professional tennis player in the world,” Dhyreille added.

“Dad will always be the best and I thought to maybe give something else a try cause I’ll never be better than him,”

Jonah Lomu Facts:

  1. He weighed 120 kg and was 1.96 metres tall, but could run 100 metres in 10.8 seconds
  2. In 1996, McDonald’s New Zealand named a burger after Lomu
  3. He’s the only rugby player ever to feature on the front cover of TIME magazine
  4. According to the Telegraph, Leeds were ready to make a third bid to attract All Blacks giant Jonah Lomu to England in 2001
  5. He played 63 tests as an All Black, scoring 37 tries
  6. In 2001 he helped New Zealand win the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Fans Have Shared Rugby Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually True

Everyone loves rugby facts that not many are aware of and so back in April 2020, one chap got a serious discussion going by asking folks to share rugby facts that sound “extremely fake” but are in fact legitimate.

A whole host of mad facts about many different players and teams surfaced and so here are 20 of the very best.


1. England have scored one try in FOUR World Cup finals

Unfortunately true, Jason Robinson’s try in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final is the men in whites only score. Arguably Mark Cueto should have doubled that tally in 2007, but that is a discussion for another day.

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2. Basketball was actually created by a rugby coach who wanted some form of indoor sporting activity to keep his players conditioned when it was off-season!

Knew we liked basketball for a reason.

3. Owen Farrell has never won the Premiership Player of the Month award

Yes, despite being England’s premier fly-half for almost a decade, the Saracens man has never been crowned player of the month. Danny Cipriani (2), George Ford, Joe Simmonds and Freddie Burns have all won the award in recent seasons.

4. The All Blacks had no red cards between 1967 and 2017, when Sonny Bill Williams was sent off against the Lions.

That is just mental.

5. Wayne Shelford tore his scrotum in a match against France. He got stitched up and returned to the field.

That must have hurt.