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?