Drawing: Jonah Lomu


Jonah Lomu had a huge impact (in more ways than one) on the game of Rugby Union. He is regarded as the first true global superstar of the game and it’s greatest drawcard during the 1990’s.

In 1994, at the age of 19 years 45 days he became the youngest test player to debut for the All Blacks. His style of play at times defied description. His electric pace (Jonah ran the 100 meters in 10.89 seconds) and pure power enabled him to go through defenders (often known as the ‘Maori sidestep’).

Jonah signed this sketch at the Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill, New Zealand when he was in the city with Counties-Manakau to play Southland in a Nation Championship game.

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