Jonah Lomu: All Blacks legend

Updated 7:59 AM ET, Thu January 30, 2014
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Jonah Lomu enjoyed a stellar rugby union career which saw him become one of the sport's all-time greats. The New Zealander shot to prominence as a teenager competing in the 1994 Hong Kong Sevens and continued to play the short-form version until 2001. David Rogers/ALLSPORT/file
Lomu starred at the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa. The winger scored seven tries tries as New Zealand reached the final, though the All Blacks lost to the hosts. Simon Bruty/Getty Images/file
This image of Lomu bulldozing through the tackle of hapless England fullback Mike Catt as he scored one of his four tries in the semifinal in Cape Town has become one of the most iconic moments in rugby history. Ben Radford /Allsport/file
In 1995 Lomu was diagnosed with a rare kidney disorder, which required him to have a transplant in 2004. Phil Walter/Getty Images/file
Lomu played for the All Blacks between 1994 and 2002, winning 63 caps and scoring 185 points. David Rogers/Getty Images/file
He recovered and played top-level rugby for last time during a spell with the Cardiff Blues in the 2005-06 season, playing 10 times for the Welsh club. He also made three appearances for a French amateur team in the 2009-10 campaign. David Rogers/Getty Images/file
The 38-year-old Lomu says that as much as he loves 15-a-side, sevens is the future of rugby. Hannah Johnston/Getty Images/file