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All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies at 40

His performances at 1995 and 1999 World Cups raised rugby's profile beyond its traditional markets

New Zeland's Lomu (right) pushing off England's Jeremy Guscott during their 1999 Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham, England, on Oct 9, 1999. Lomu's career was cut short by kidney disease.


JONAH Lomu, the New Zealand rugby player whose World Cup try-scoring feats helped promote the game to a global audience, has died at the age of 40.

Lomu, who played 73 times for the All Blacks and scored 43 tries in a career stretching from 1994 to 2002, died