School of Hard Knocks

Jonah Lomu talks to The Independent about growing up on South Auckland’s mean streets. “I lost an uncle; decapitated in a shopping centre, and a cousin who was stabbed. That’s when my mother said I was off to boarding school. Her greatest fear was that I didn’t know my own strength … once I learned to control my anger … that was the biggest turning point in my career”. The street’s loss – world rugby’s gain … ’till the fields ring again and again?  


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How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation

How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation

Every sports team has an expectation to succeed, but few do like the All Blacks, CNN reports. The burden of public opinion – as well as the high standards set by the…