Tuesday 23 January 2018 / 05:06 PM

Throwback Thursday: Lomu's '95 World Cup

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu turned 40 on Tuesday, while this month also marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 World Cup. Maths whizzes out there would have already worked out that wing giant Lomu was barely 20 years old when he took world sport by storm with a series of devastating displays in the South Africa-hosted tournament.

Throwback Thursday takes you back to his ruthless performances at the expense of Home Unions – Ireland, Wales, Scotland and, most famously, England.

Lomu, a terrifying 196cm and 120kg speed machine, scored seven tries at the tournament, but also set up many more with his barnstorming charges and offloads. The defining performance of the World Cup, however, was his four-try master-class in the semi-final drubbing of England – and his steamrolling of hapless fullback Mike Catt.

Sit back and marvel at this once-in-a-lifetime talent.


[YouTube – Ruddy Darter]

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