All Blacks great Jonah Lomu dies, aged 40

New Zealand rugby union great  Jonah Lomu has died, aged 40.

New Zealand’s 3News reported that former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew confirmed Lomu had died unexpectedly this morning in Auckland.

Lomu had a long running battle with a rare kidney disorder known as nephrotic syndrome and had a life saving kidney transplant seven years ago.


He made 63 appearances for the All Blacks and holds the joint record of 15 World Cup tries.

Lomu had recently visited Britain with his family during the Rugby World Cup, and watched as New Zealand took home the trophy.

Lomu v England -1995 Rugby World Cup