When Jonah Lomu trampled over Tony Underwood in the World Cup semi-final in 1995, the greatest star rugby union has ever seen was launched on the world. His size and pace seemed to make him unstoppable - and he was still just 20, having only recently learned to play on the wing. How much better would he get? But a year later, a rare and serious kidney disorder threatened more than his career. He fought back, and continued to score tries at a remarkable rate. Lomu's astonishing story is not just about tries, but about adapting to becoming rugby's first superstar of the professional era, a life lived in the spotlight. Published in the aftermath of the 2003 World Cup, when Lomu will be seeking to add to his record 15 tries in the competition, this is an extraordinary tale from an extraordinary man.
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The youngest All Black of all time on his debut, Lomu - all 6'4" and 19 stone of him - burst onto the scene in the 1995 World Cup when he scored four tries against England in the semi-final, usually scored after running through or over the defenders. Although he has since battled with serious illness, he remains one of rugby's greatest crowd pleasers and a fearsome opponent. By the beginning of 2003, he had scored 37 tries in 63 Tests, sixth in the all-time list.
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Descrizione libro Headline Book Publishing, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110755312635
Descrizione libro Headline Book Publishing. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0755312635 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0391501