Jonah Lomu passed away yesterday aged just 40, after battling kidney problems for half his life that forced him to stop playing the game the he loved so much.
Despite being forced to keep his boots in the locker, he was a figure never far from the heart of it. Jonah had just returned from working here over the Rugby World Cup, and he appeared in the Heineken ad that peppered half-time breaks. He was the Tiger Woods or John Madden of his time, lending his name to a well-loved rugby video game, and was also the idol of a generation of players in the Pacific Islands and beyond, who grew up pretending their little brother was Mike Catt.
So here’s an appropriate video, for an era in which large parts of World Rugby had no answer to Jonah once he hit full stride.