Saturday 1 October 2016

Rugby greats from past and present pay tribute to Lomu

John Brennan

Published 19/11/2015 | 02:30

Jonah Lomu
Jonah Lomu

Tommy Bowe: "Very shocked to hear the sad news about Jonah Lomu. Our sport has lost its first real superstar. RIP Jonah."

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John Muldoon: "When someone shapes your sport and changes the way the game is played, you know they're something special and unique. Very sad. RIP Jonah."

Gordon D'Arcy: "Jonah, a legend of the game and a lovely man off the field. He will be missed. Thoughts with his family. RIP Jonah."

Peter Stringer: "So sad to hear that Jonah Lomu has passed away. He was a superstar that changed our game forever and above all, a true gentleman. RIP Jonah."

Cian Healy: "His legacy has and will continue to shape the game. A true hero of the sport! Deepest sympathy to his family and his All Blacks family."

Tom Court: "To have such a positive influence on not just his sport but so many people's lives is an amazing achievement and a beautiful legacy. RIP Jonah."

Shane Byrne: "So sad Jonah Lomu has died. Played him in 2000, hardest 'attempted' tackle I ever made! Gent off the field. One of a kind. RIP Jonah."

Jonny Wilkinson: "I am so, so devastated to hear of the passing away of [Jonah Lomu]. The greatest superstar and just a fabulous human being. Deeply saddened."

Quade Cooper: "Rest easy Jonah. You've been an inspiration to so many during & after your playing career. The reason I started playing rugby!"

Sir Clive Woodward: "So sad to hear of his passing. Remarkable, kind man who did so much for our game and even more beyond it."

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