Jonah Lomu 1975-2015
It is difficult to talk about rugby and not mention Jonah Lomu, one of the greatest All Blacks of all time, still holding the highest try scorer record at a RWC with such an achievement spread over two world cups.
Here are just a few of his many accomplishments in the world of rugby:
Played for the All Blacks from 1994 - 2002.
Rugby World Cup all-time try scorer with 15 tries.
Winning 63 caps and scoring 185 points during his career.
In 2003 IRPA Special Merit Award for his contribution to the international game.
Inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame 2007 and IRB Hall of Fame 2011.
Off the pitch, Jonah is also known for his good works, which include supporting UNICEF, Monaco Peace and Sports, Special Olympics, and Kidney Kids.
Recently Jonah took on the honor as being the IRB Ambassador for the Junior World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. He also has the honor of being the Ambassador for the Sevens Worldwide Series in Wellington where CNN UK teamed up with Jonah to showcase the world of 7's aired to a global audience, whom many to this day are in awe of the great Jonah Lomu. With Rugby Sevens making an appearance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Jonah's spirit will be felt by everyone.
A man always thankful to his fans, a walking Global Superstar and Icon to the world, the one and only Jonah Lomu.