Wowing the Wallabies

All Black legend Jonah Lomu surprised Australia’s players by dropping in on a training session ahead of their World Cup third place victory match against Wales. Auckland-born Lomu, 36, who was recently discharged from hospital after being admitted with kidney failure, mingled with the players and lifted the spirits of a Wallabies camp all but inconsolable after their semi-final defeat by the All Blacks last weekend. “Unbelievable. It was pretty crazy to have him there. He made the players train better,” wide-eyed Wallabies full-back Kurtley Beale said. The modern-day Wallabies were in thrall of Lomu, who rose to prominence with his devastating performances at the 1995 World Cup in South Africa and also played a major part in the All Blacks’ 1999 campaign. He still holds the record for most tries at the World Cup, with 15 in total. “He’s a well-respected man in the game and one of the legends,” Beale said of Lomu.


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Gatland’s Gate Honours Former Wales Coach

Gatland’s Gate Honours Former Wales Coach

New Zealander Warren Gatland says he is “humbled” to have been honoured by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) after having a gate at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium named after him, ITV News…