Kiwi Battlers

NZ-born rugby player, Tony Marsh, has won his battle against testicular cancer and a place in France’s World Cup squad. Marsh cites American Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong – who was also diagnosed with testicular cancer – as the inspiration behind his own return to health. “He helped me see you could come back, and come back even stronger.” And iconic All Black winger Jonah Lomu’s fight against debilitating kidney disease to make the 2003 World Cup profiled in Sports Illustrated.


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One-Off Jonah Lomu Broke Barriers and Tackles

One-Off Jonah Lomu Broke Barriers and Tackles

It is exactly 25 years since Jonah Lomu flattened Mike Catt to score at the Rugby World Cup, where the All Black transformed into a superstar, Paul Rees writes for The…