The All Blacks star will be forever remembered as a hero in the sport.
Who knew the haka could be such a moving thing to witness? At the memorial of recently deceased New Zealand All Blacks rugby star Jonah Lomu, that's exactly what it was. As a crowd of mourners in suits and rugby shirts chanted at the top of their lungs, it felt like a fitting tribute for such a fierce sportsman.
One last haka for Jonah Lomu
The public memorial service was televised on Fox at Auckland's Eden Park stadium. Pallbearers; of whom included All Black flankers Michael Jones and Dylan Mika; fought back tears as they carried the casket upon their shoulders, clutching one another for emotional support. His wife Nadene, decked in traditional Tongan ceremonial garb, looked on with dignity while cradling her two young sons Dyhreille and Brayley, who both wore their father's legendary number 11 All Black shirt - as did many others.
Date of birth
12th May, 1975
Date of death
18th November, 2015
For you Jonah Mammi Nadene Lomu will always love you... https://t.co/xXCFvwB6hd
Always in my ❤️ https://t.co/pLlqsTy3dJ
Everyday we Mammi Nadene Lomu miss you our Jonah... https://t.co/5hAePATgNH
Our thoughts are with those traumatised by the attack....sending love and hugs from our little family... https://t.co/cOypezDuA7
Family time now such precious memories....Mammi Nadene Lomu #TheJonahLomuFamily https://t.co/1wifb5oVHX
@SKhanu thanks for sharing, god bless
RT @NadeneLomu: Thanks @BigBadDonBoy it wasn't too long ago I'd make a batch of 100 just for my beloved @JONAHTALILOMU to have with a cuppa…
Less then 70% health & Top Try Scorer over 2 World Cups, a true inspiration... https://t.co/z6LPDwSOjJ
RT @NadeneLomu: @russellcrowe A trip too plan I'm thinking, my little @JONAHTALILOMU Jrs will love it there....
RT @GaryBird22: Part X @JONAHTALILOMU No man has had a bigger impact in the sport of rugby. The unknown 8th wonder of the word. @hurrican…
RT @davemmaidment: Beautiful words @JONAHTALILOMU family. Must be hard to share the grief of a loved one with the world. https://t.co/rdQQz…
RT @JONAHTALILOMU: Thank you to everyone I spent the last week with in PNG, Port Morsby...achieving great things together of which... https…
RT @JONAHTALILOMU: An absolute honour to be amongst such wonderful people, let the games begin.... https://t.co/TkZUTldRFY
@albidas102 @NadeneLomu is very thankful for your prayers and thoughts.
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