Lomu Gets Ripped

Former All Black great Jonah Lomu, 34, stepped back into the limelight coming second in the Men’s Open over-90kg class at the NZFBB Body Building Championships in Wellington, an exercise in weight-loss before making a comeback in France playing with second-division Marseille in November. Lomu played 63 tests for the All Blacks between 1994 and 2002 and was the headline performer at the 1995 and 1999 World Cups, but his brilliant career was cut short by kidney disease. His weight ballooned to 142kg but after getting back to the gym he tipped the scales at 114kg when he made his bodybuilding debut coated in tanning oil. “You do look in the mirror at your body and it’s amazing how critical you become,” he said. “I’m seeing myself in a different shape. It’s been hard work but anybody can be a bodybuilder, it’s all about discipline.”


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Joseph Parker Self-Isolation’s Greatest Showman

Joseph Parker Self-Isolation’s Greatest Showman

Professional heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker, 28, has proved himself one of the great surprises to rise from the pandemic-induced global lockdown, according to UK-based The Sportsman. While the rest of the…