"I couldn't read him," - Jonah Lomu revealed the player he hated playing most - Ruck

“I couldn’t read him,” – Jonah Lomu revealed the player he hated playing most

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu ranked some of his toughest opponents from his stellar career back in 2001.

Born in Auckland, Lomu burst onto the international rugby scene in the mid-1990s, becoming an icon and revolutionizing the game with his exceptional size, speed, and power.

Standing at 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing over 250 pounds, Lomu possessed a rare combination of strength and agility that made him virtually unstoppable on the field.

Lomu’s international career began in 1994 when he made his debut for the All Blacks at the age of 19. Throughout his career, he scored a staggering 37 tries in just 63 tests, a record that still stands today.

His most memorable performance came during the 1995 Rugby World Cup when he bulldozed through opponents and scored four tries against England, capturing the attention of the global rugby community.

Tragically, Lomu’s career was cut short by a rare kidney disease, which eventually led to his untimely death in 2015 at the age of 40. Despite his shortened career, Jonah Lomu’s impact on rugby cannot be overstated. He remains an enduring figure in the sport, remembered for his incredible athleticism, humility, and the joy he brought to millions of fans around the world.

These four players were the key players in his selection.

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4. Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

JONAH LOMU SAID: “Such an honour to have played against him. Still not sure how he made that tackle on me during the 1995 final (Rugby World Cup). I just looked down and my legs were gone.”

DID YOU KNOW? He was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007