Tributes pour in for Lomu

Date published: November 18 2015

The world has been shocked by the sudden passing of rugby icon Jonah Lomu, none more so that the players themselves. 

Tim Horan ‏@TimHoran12  
RIP Jonah Lomu. Feared by all, LOVED by ALL. To play against and with you was a huge honour. You put Rugby on the global stage. Prayers

Thierry Dusautoir ‏@TitiDusautoir 
Rip Jonah…You inspired a generation of rugby players around the world. Thank you for so much ! @JONAHTALILOMU #greatman #legend

Cory Jane ‏@CoryJane1080
1994 I was 11years old & saw my hero play for the All Blacks..A legend of the game & someone I wanted to be. #Jonah_Lomu #Can_Be_Only_One 11

Bryan Habana ‏@BryanHabana
His on field fearlessness was matched by his off field humility. So sad…

Israel Folau ‏@IzzyFolau
Rest in peace to my brother Jonah Lomu. Going to miss you bro

Jonny Wilkinson ‏@JonnyWilkinson
I am so, so devastated to hear of the passing away of @JONAHTALILOMU The greatest superstar and just a fabulous human being. Deeply saddened

Dan Carter ‏@DanCarter
Would of done anything to have played a test with him. Gone way too soon my brother #ripjonah 

Joostvdwesthuizen ‏@9Joost
Difficult to write with eyes full of tears on my eye tracker. Thank you for EVERYTHING Jonah. RIP my dear friend!

Sean Fitzpatrick ‏@frontrow92 
Our thoughts are with the @JONAHTALILOMU family tonight. A very special person. @AllBlacks

Lee Byrne ‏@byrney_15
The reason ever youngster growing up wanted to play rugby, because they watched Jonah Lomu play.He made rugby into what it is today. #RIPJL

Lote Tuqiri ‏@LoteTuqiri
Such sad news hearing news just now of @JONAHTALILOMU. Such a gentleman and great role model for young Pasifika boys and girls.

Sam Warburton ‏@samwarburton_ 
Jonah Lomu was the first reason I wanted to play rugby. Inspiration and true legend. Very sad news. Thoughts with his family.

John Smit ‏@JohnSmit123
Waking up to news of Jonah's passing is devastating.I loved watching him,playing against him & knowing him.My prayers are with his family.

David Campese @Davidcampese11

RIP the great @JONAHTALILOMU. First a mate and a great human family man and not a bad rugby player. Still in shock.

Ma'a Nonu @maavelous

Big guy put everyone else first before himself! Most humble&generous superstar to walk the earth

Austin Healey @IamAustinHealey

So sad to hear about the passing of Jonah Lomu #RIPJonah makes life feel very brittle, thoughts with his family and friends.

Sonny Bill Williams @SonnyBWilliams

Shocked, thoughts are with the Lomu family right now

George Gregan @GeorgeGregan

Jonah Lomu R.I.P. 18/11/15. Thoughts & prayers to you and your family…

Bob Skinstad @BobSkinstad

A sad day indeed – what an incredible impact on the game we all love, on and more recently off the field. #RIPJonah