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Jonah Lomu's rugby journey
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Jonah Lomu charges through a tackle from England scrum-half Matt Dawson
Jonah scored two trademark tries against England
Introduction

There are not many sportsmen in the world who have made an impact on their sport as great as Jonah Lomu has.

Watch Jonah's story in video

He burst onto the scene during the 1995 World Cup in South Africa aged 19, scoring eight tries, helping New Zealand to reach the final.

Since then, Jonah has become the most famous rugby player in the world.

He has become a role model for young rugby players in New Zealand and across the world.

But like all superstars, Jonah has had to work hard to get to the top.

He has also suffered his fair share of setbacks, including spending almost a year out of the game because of a rare kidney disorder.

Buit he's fighting his way back to full fitness and is hoping to play a part at the Rugby World Cup.

He tells BBC Sport Academy about how he prepares for a big match, how often he trains every week and how you can follow in his footsteps.

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Introduction
Rugby and me
Pre-match ritual
Training hard
My inspiration
My ambition

Jonah Tali Lomu factfile
Date of birth: 12 May, 1975
Born: Auckland, New Zealand
Height: 6ft 5in
Weight: 19st
Position: Wing
Clubs: Counties Manakau, Wellington Hurricanes
International caps: 60
International tries: 37


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