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Jonah Lomu’s Ex-Team-Mates Perform Emotional Haka at Legend’s Memorial

Jonah Lomu’s Ex-Team-Mates Perform Emotional Haka at Legend’s Memorial

Jonah Lomu’s former team-mates performed an emotional haka at the New Zealand rugby legend’s memorial earlier today.

Lomu – who died on November 18 due to a cardiac arrest related to a rare kidney condition – will be laid to rest on Tuesday following a funeral service at his Auckland home.

But first friends, family, former team-mates and fans got the chance to say their goodbye as a memorial was held at Eden Park.

Hundreds turned up for the service – with his ex-international pals delivering a hugely emotional haka in front of Lomu’s coffin.

Michael Jones, Dylan Mika, Tana Umaga and former All Black coach John Hart were among those in attendance to pay tribute to one of rugby’s greatest ever players after his shock death at the age of 40.

Lomu’s iconic number 11 was the central theme to the service, with his two children, Brayley and Dhyreille, wearing All Black jerseys with their dad’s number on the back.

And the saddening scenes will stay long in the memory of all fans as they said goodbye to Lomu the legend.

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