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funksoulbrother
01-10-05, 01:01 PM
Jonah Lomu joins Cardiff Blues click here
click here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/welsh/4299266.stm)

How cool is that?
Trev - make sure he is in the team in RC 2006.

kinkon89
01-10-05, 01:05 PM
seven months?

yea trev put him on only for seven months...then make him disappear!

funksoulbrother
01-10-05, 01:54 PM
can u make him like he was in JLR so nobody can stop him - by just tapping hand off :]

This is awesome news and he's been stolen from under the noses of the English clubs. He hasn't left NZ to retire - he wants to get match fit in the NZ off season so he can return rugby fit for the 2006 nz season. That guy is the very definition of determination

great stuff

the all black is a blue

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
01-10-05, 03:12 PM
gud point tho!..they had the jonah replica on wcr..and in rugby2005 they had the lomu name but no appearance

im hopin trev and ian..slip in his name,im sure they hav the fifteen lomus again..all he needs is a name

unless its to late

Mr. Laxative
01-10-05, 11:16 PM
I'd say it is too late... unfortunately.

loratadine
01-10-05, 11:17 PM
yeah way too late

-JJ-
02-10-05, 04:41 AM
He might already be there in a super team or something, but it I'd be 99% sure it is too late to include him in the Cardiff team.

loratadine
30-10-05, 04:09 PM
when does lomu arrive in cardiff, novemeber aint it, hell make his debut v london irish in the powergen cup.

DonBilly
31-10-05, 09:01 AM
But where is he at the moment? In New-Zealand or in Wales?

loratadine
31-10-05, 09:34 AM
hes in new zealand at the moment, he gets in wales in november sometime. and plays sometime early december.

gjohn85
31-10-05, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Oct 31 2005, 09:34 PM
hes in new zealand at the moment, he gets in wales in november sometime. and plays sometime early december.
Perhaps he came over with the all blacks! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

harrison2468
09-11-05, 10:17 PM
Any news on Lomu?

gjohn85
09-11-05, 11:09 PM
A Q&A from Cardiff Blues website;

Posted 3/11/05

Blues fans responded in their droves to the opportunity to send Jonah a question before he arrives.

A select number of questions have been answered by Jonah, read the Questions and Answers below.

Thereís been a huge amount of interest in you coming over, are you looking forward to it?
Yes I am, Iím really looking forward to getting there and to get a feel for the team and trying to fit in, itíll take wee while, but they all speak the same language. Ė Rugby

Have you had any chance to see any of the Cardiff Blues games or Wales games over in New Zealand?
Yes we watched a lot of the Wales international but Iíve not seen as many Heineken Cup matches as I would have liked, but Iíve taken more notice to see how things are progressing.

What do you think of the standard of Welsh rugby at the moment?

Wales must be doing great if the Six Nations is anything to go by, it was great for Welsh rugby, Iíve always thought itís been there and waiting to come out.

Why choose Wales and the Blues?

The process of dealing with them was simple and straightforward and Iíve always said when Iím in Wales it was at my second home, itís always been great to me and you canít get much more passionate than the Welsh fans. Itís ironic I started my professional career with the Auckland Blues and also the jersey colour of my school team so itís almost deja vu. The deciding factors are the current guys and the innovative way they see the game flowing, I played against them and itís a great priviledge to learn form them and get their perspective. As a player and coach rugby is a forever learning circle as life is in general

Howís your shoulder now? When do you think youíll be playing your first game?

Itís good. Iím looking forward to playing and am sick of running around the training pitch and canít wait to get going and get stuck in to things. Iím available from December 1st but will be training from when I get there.

Do you think it will be easier to settle with Xavier Rush there? Are you friends with him?
Iíve known Xavier for quite a while fortunate to play with him for the All Blacks.

Heís a good man to have around heís a great team man. Iím looking forward to another opportunity to rub shoulders with him again.

How do you see the match Wales v New Zealand going?

Not being biased but Iíd have to back New Zealand, being a true blue New Zealand supporter and always will be.

Have you had any contact with Cardiff fans and know how much interest there is?

Yes, we noticed on the emails we received and itís been positive which was really great.

Final message for Cardiff Blues fans

I want to tell everyone at Cardiff Blues itís a great privilege and honour for me to join the club, Iím looking forward to it and I hope to bring something to the team hope to be a great start kick start my career again.

Tickets go on sale for the Cardiff Blues versus Calvisano Heineken Cup gme on Monday 7th November at 9am. Call 029 20 30 20 30 or go to www.cardiffblues.com/tickets

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
10-11-05, 03:19 AM
good read...he sounds confident..he alwayz has but its lookin good

allblacks still out of the equasion

gjohn85
10-11-05, 04:50 PM
I hope he doesn&#39;t get injured again. If he remains fit, I doubt it that he would make it back to the NZ again, unless they put him in at No.8.

gjohn85
11-11-05, 09:42 PM
Just a quick note that Lomu has arrived in Cardiff today.

ScumV
12-11-05, 01:20 PM
The game has moved on since his hayday. While he was a devastating finisher, I am happy to stand up and say that other aspects of his game were never that good. I don&#39;t think that even a fully fit Jonah wuld get into the current AB Setup.

ALLBLACKS
15-11-05, 11:27 AM
Lomu is looking alot better http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_images/sport/rugby/lomu_cardiff_pose_d.jpg