Jonah Lomu didn’t hesitate when naming his toughest ever rugby opponents - Ruck

Jonah Lomu didn’t hesitate when naming his toughest ever rugby opponents

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

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A New Zealand rugby giant, the powerhouse winger forever altered the sport’s landscape.

Born in 1975, the formidable winger redefined the role with his unparalleled combination of size, speed, and power.

Bursting onto the scene during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, Lomu’s iconic performances, including a four-try spectacle against England, showcased his dominance.

Despite health challenges, he continued to impact rugby, leaving an indelible legacy. Beyond the field, Lomu’s charisma and sportsmanship earned him global admiration.

The first true rugby superstar, Jonah Lomu’s enduring influence endures as a symbol of athleticism, resilience, and the spirit of the game.

Below are the four players were the key players in his selection.


4. Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

A South African rugby legend, Joost van der Westhuizen, was an exceptional scrum-half known for his speed and tactical brilliance. A pivotal figure in the Springboks’ triumph in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, he became an icon in South African sports history.

Beyond his on-field exploits, Joost courageously battled motor neuron disease, using his platform to raise awareness. His legacy extends beyond rugby, embodying resilience and inspiring countless individuals worldwide.

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