Thousands turn out to pay final respects to Jonah Lomu
Published 28/11/2015 | 13:58
The world of rugby united to say one final farewell to All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu.
Lomu, who passed away last week at the age of 40, was given a traditional Pacific Island farewell in Auckland with former New Zealand players Tan Umaga and Michael Jones among those present.
Jonah's wife Nadene and sons Dhyreille and Brayley wore New Zealand jerseys with Jonah's name on the back and many other mourners wore traditional clothing called ta'ovala in a mark of respect.
"Jonah's life is worth celebrating. He impressed us with his courage, his humility, his grace under pressure," said a representative for the Queen of New Zealand.