The son of All Black superstar Jonah Lomu has revealed he’d prefer to play for France if he goes onto follow in the footsteps of his legendary late father.
Dhyreille Jonah Lomu, who currently plays on the wing, was born in France during his Dad’s brief stint playing for Marseille, hence any eligibility discussions wouldn’t be an issue.
Known as ‘Frenchie’ at school in New Zealand, the aspiring youngster has already began to impress at a number of age-grade tournaments in New Zealand.
Despite being 11, he’s already played in older teams as his obvious talent is beginning to shine through.
Lomu’s stint in France came towards the end of the his career, which also included a period with the Cardiff Blues in Europe.
Tragically, Lomu died in November 2015. Playing on the wing Lomu finished his international career with 63 caps and 37 tries. He is regarded as the first true global superstar of rugby and consequently had a huge impact on the game
Below, we look at five other rugby legends sons who are making waves, but currently want to represent different countries to their legendary Fathers.
#1. Louis Lynagh
- Age: 20
- Club: Harlequins
- Position: Fullback
- Dad: Michael Lynagh (Australia)
The son of Wallabies legend Michael Lynagh, the fullback made his Premiership debut during the final round of the 2019/20 Gallagher season against Leicester Tigers. He was called up to Eddie Jones squad for the Autumn Nations Series but misses the opener against Tonga through injury.