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Jonah Lomu’s son revealed he wants to play for Six Nations side, not the All Blacks

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 Jonah’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.

Lomu’s stint in France came towards the end of the his career, which also included a stint 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

His two sons, as well as playing rugby, are also very keen 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.


Get ready for a surprising revelation from renowned rugby referee Nigel Owens, as he unveils his list of the top five captains he has officiated.

#5. Chris Robshaw (England)

The flanker is a former English rugby union player who captained the national team from 2012 to 2015.

Known for his exceptional work rate and leadership skills, Robshaw was a dynamic flanker who made a significant impact on the field. He enjoyed a successful club career with Harlequins, where he played for over a decade. Robshaw’s dedication and commitment to the sport earned him numerous accolades and the respect of his peers.

Off the field, he is admired for his philanthropic efforts, using his platform to support various charitable causes.

Owens said: “Some people will be surprised at this one to start off. His misfortune was perhaps to be leading England during a difficult time, but he always gave everything for the cause, encouraging others to follow suit, and he was a nice guy off the pitch.”