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woosaah
30-11-05, 08:28 PM
Lomu to play next sat (http://www.planet-rugby.com/News/story_47711.shtml)

I hope he doesn't break something again, though there is no way he will get up to the standard that he was at

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
02-12-05, 11:12 PM
cant wait..gonna be really interesting to see him take up a real rugby game again

all gud

loratadine
02-12-05, 11:17 PM
jonah lomu was never as prolific as people made out, he was a tad overhyped, but still none the less a terrific talent.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
04-12-05, 10:58 AM
heres an article from the herald:

Lomu comeback bid gets a leg up from Linford

04.12.05
By Dylan Cleaver and Stephen Cook


Former Olympic sprint champion Linford Christie has offered to help Jonah Lomu resurrect his rugby career.

Lomu has identified speed as his major area of concern as he looks to make a meaningful comeback from the shoulder injury that marked his return from a kidney transplant.

He forged a friendship with the Olympic gold medallist in 2002 after racing him over 60m as a promotion for the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Lomu confirmed that Christie, an athletics coach in the United Kingdom, had contacted him and offered to assist with his training. Christie's most famous sprint pupil has been British sprinter Darren Campbell, who won silver at the Sydney Olympics in the 200m and gold at Athens as part of Britain's 4x100m relay team.

While nothing formal had yet been arranged with Christie, Lomu did say yesterday he had also met Campbell and was planning to do some sprint training with him over the next fortnight.

Lomu wants to recapture some of the speed that, along with his devastating strength, made him the world's foremost attacking player.

Lomu's much-anticipated debut for the Cardiff Blues has been tentatively mooted as the December 10 Heineken Cup match against Italian side Calvisano.

He had hoped to play in this weekend's game against London Irish but was ruled out.

Lomu said he was "feeling great" and "very relaxed".

He couldn't wait to get back on the park and was enjoying being part of a team environment again.

Blues coach Dai Young said he was impressed with Lomu's work ethic and the way he had fitted into the Cardiff set-up.

"Jonah has been working hard on his fitness and we will be picking up the contact levels with him this week," said Blues coach Dai Young. "He might be ready for next week. If he doesn't make the first Calvisano game, he'll definitely make the second one."

The 30-year-old Lomu scored 37 tries in 63 tests and Christie comes with a similar pedigree in his chosen sport of sprinting. He was crowned European champion in 1986 and awarded silver at the Seoul Olympics following Ben Johnson's disqualification for doping.

Four years later in Barcelona he went one better, winning gold ahead of Frankie Fredericks. His Olympic career ended at Atlanta in 1996 when he was disqualified for two false starts and staged a sit-in protest on the track.

Christie's career has not escaped a certain degree of tainting.

His urine sample following the 1988 Olympics was found to have traces of banned metabolites but his explanation was accepted. In 1999 he was banned by the IAAF after testing positive for nandrolone.

- HERALD ON SUNDAY


he WONT ever return with the fantastic speed he had when he was 19-23
but this will diffinetly help his confidence

go linford and lomu

umosay
04-12-05, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by loratadine@Dec 3 2005, 01:17 PM
jonah lomu was never as prolific as people made out, he was a tad overhyped, but still none the less a terrific talent.
Take a hint... not prolific my arse! Most prolific of them all (even with all his problems). Did you actually watch the 95 or 99 WC's? Or if you will, tell me another player (let alone winger) that can knock a prop unconcious through brute force.

ALLBLACKS
04-12-05, 11:15 AM
Lomu was amazing, and if anyone has watched his Doco you would know how many players and coaches thank him for puting the Game out there, in other words making the game of Rugby world wide.

Some of the HS footage and early NPC footage he has too is just sick, The guy is a legend.

SaintsFan_Webby
04-12-05, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by umosay+Dec 4 2005, 01:11 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (umosay @ Dec 4 2005, 01:11 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Dec 3 2005, 01:17 PM
jonah lomu was never as prolific as people made out, he was a tad overhyped, but still none the less a terrific talent.
Take a hint... not prolific my arse! Most prolific of them all (even with all his problems). Did you actually watch the 95 or 99 WC&#39;s? Or if you will, tell me another player (let alone winger) that can knock a prop unconcious through brute force. [/b]
Presumably Shane Williams would take Lomu any day of the week... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

Bullitt
04-12-05, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Dec 4 2005, 05:45 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Dec 4 2005, 05:45 PM)</div>

Originally posted by umosay@Dec 4 2005, 01:11 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Dec 3 2005, 01:17 PM
jonah lomu was never as prolific as people made out, he was a tad overhyped, but still none the less a terrific talent.
Take a hint... not prolific my arse! Most prolific of them all (even with all his problems). Did you actually watch the 95 or 99 WC&#39;s? Or if you will, tell me another player (let alone winger) that can knock a prop unconcious through brute force.
Presumably Shane Williams would take Lomu any day of the week... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif [/b]
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

Run straight over him!

http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif






http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
04-12-05, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by Teh Mite+Dec 5 2005, 10:09 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 5 2005, 10:09 AM)</div>

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Dec 4 2005, 05:45 PM

Originally posted by umosay@Dec 4 2005, 01:11 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Dec 3 2005, 01:17 PM
jonah lomu was never as prolific as people made out, he was a tad overhyped, but still none the less a terrific talent.
Take a hint... not prolific my arse! Most prolific of them all (even with all his problems). Did you actually watch the 95 or 99 WC&#39;s? Or if you will, tell me another player (let alone winger) that can knock a prop unconcious through brute force.
Presumably Shane Williams would take Lomu any day of the week... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

Run straight over him!

http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif






http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif [/b]
hahahaha....shane williams is proberly the same size as lomus big toe

kaftka
04-12-05, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Dec 5 2005, 05:45 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Dec 5 2005, 05:45 AM)</div>

Originally posted by umosay@Dec 4 2005, 01:11 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Dec 3 2005, 01:17 PM
jonah lomu was never as prolific as people made out, he was a tad overhyped, but still none the less a terrific talent.
Take a hint... not prolific my arse! Most prolific of them all (even with all his problems). Did you actually watch the 95 or 99 WC&#39;s? Or if you will, tell me another player (let alone winger) that can knock a prop unconcious through brute force.
Presumably Shane Williams would take Lomu any day of the week... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif [/b]
12 months ago he could have...Maybe.

loratadine
04-12-05, 10:07 PM
ha ha ha - god this forums gone to the dogs, the once funny guys, are now nothing more then z list comedians, come on guys please do better than that

be different - unique

i said that lomu is a terrific talent but still a little overhyped - which in my opinion he is - just look at his try scoring record to say - cullen or rocko or howlett.

ALLBLACKS
05-12-05, 12:46 AM
Tries have nothing to do with it. No one in the world will ever repeat what he did maby in 100yrs. The things he was able to do. Watch the S12 in 96, or 200 with the Hurricanes. His HS footage, The guy is amazing, Rokocoko, Cullen, and Howlett couldnt knock over 3 guys with 2 on their backs.

When he dominated the game, He was focused on so much, Like Piennar said,"LOMU has never scored a test try against the Springboks, That just shows the Awesome respect we have for him". He said during the 95 RWC all the focus was on how to stop Jonah.

Wayne Smith started making little plans in 2000 to try and give Jonah Room, Like that centers maul out to Lomu move they use to do so often, That was because every team focused on not giving Lomu any room.

I dont think anyone has so many Individual tries, Look at &#39;99 against France, the rest of the players had nothing to do with him scoring those two tries against France.

Lomu was awesome and with the Ball in hand the greatest Rugby player to ever grace this earth.

esoj
05-12-05, 01:52 AM
Lomu is one of the greatest players ever to play the game. I doubt he will make it back to the abs but just maybe he might show glimspes of his former self

sambãd5
05-12-05, 02:17 AM
Originally posted by loratadine@Dec 5 2005, 12:07 PM
i said that lomu is a terrific talent but still a little overhyped - which in my opinion he is - just look at his try scoring record to say - cullen or rocko or howlett.
its not how many tries you score, its when you do it. if lets say rico gear scores 3 tries against wales or something, that doesnt really mean ****, because that was only half as many that the all blacks scored in total, and we only needed one try to win it, because wales only scored 3 points - so that doesnt mean rico is the best winger in the world does it?

but if someone breaks 3 tackles and dives over the tri line to win a game, in the world cup that means something more.





also, when he was on form, he was just a joy to watch. how great is it when he gets the ball, fends some pommy prick off, then pushes one over and stamps on him with his size 20 boot and then slams the ball on the grass. its great stuff!

loratadine
05-12-05, 09:29 AM
yeah very good points

SaintsFan_Webby
05-12-05, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Dec 5 2005, 12:07 AM
i said that lomu is a terrific talent but still a little overhyped - which in my opinion he is - just look at his try scoring record to say - cullen or rocko or howlett.
The guy&#39;s been in a wheelchair!

Someone like Howlett should be quite embarrassed if he can&#39;t score more tires than a player who hasn&#39;t been on the pitch for years.

Lomu bounced off props for fun. That isn&#39;t overhyped, it&#39;s brutal.

ALLBLACKS
05-12-05, 01:09 PM
Well Howlett did reach 37 tries in fewer Tests in Lomu, But that might be because teams focused on his so much after awhile and still had trouble.

With the ball in hand he was the greatest player EVER to grace this earth. People should give him credit for what hes doing, So what if hes trying thats how everyoe started in the 1st place trying so hard to get to there dream of playing for the ALL BLACKS.

Where is the harm , what IS wrong with trying to become an ALL BLACK again??

ALLBLACKS
06-12-05, 01:18 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41091000/jpg/_41091540_lomu_bluesshirt_203.jpg

Lomu&#39;s latest pic. Well I can say he looks healthier, But I was expecting him to be in better shape.

Bullitt
06-12-05, 02:24 PM
DAmn, for xomone in his early 30&#39;s he&#39;s looking old.

josh9
06-12-05, 04:30 PM
all rugby players look older than they are they seem to age soo fast especially those in the tight five. Just lookj at Peter Clohessy hes actually under 40, same with martin johnson and jason leonard. Anyway the All blacks are at a time when they couldn&#39;t need Lomu less in terms of at least 4 quality winger up for selection. Anyway if Lomu gets back to half of what he used to be then i hope and think he should be back as an All Black and maybe in the centre http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif Lomu on crash ball. OMG!!!!!!

el_tk
06-12-05, 08:38 PM
Well, he&#39;s definitely in the 22 for Saturday, I hope he gets on. The Italians won&#39;t know what&#39;s hit them.

loratadine
06-12-05, 08:41 PM
are you sure? where does it say?

gethin jenkins may be in the 22.

el_tk
06-12-05, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Dec 6 2005, 10:41 PM
are you sure? where does it say?

gethin jenkins may be in the 22.
Today&#39;s Irish Times, or somewhere else, I picked it up from somewhere.

Boy
08-12-05, 11:04 AM
He&#39;s been named in the starting line-up.

Anyone fancy trading places with the Calvisano right wing?

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
08-12-05, 11:43 AM
i wouldnt mind trading places...id love to tackle jonah

once (and only) in a life time achievement

i hope all goes well for jonah....the original pro rugby player

ALLBLACKS
08-12-05, 11:49 AM
Looks to be in good shape.

http://www.sportinglife.com/pictures/general/allsportjonahlomunewtrains2005.jpg

Lomu will be marked by a Fijian, "Fijian Apenise Vodo is likely to be given the task of marking Lomu ahead of the smaller Italian Ludovico Nitoglia."

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
08-12-05, 11:56 AM
lomus gonna get smoked!!!!!!

loratadine
08-12-05, 02:49 PM
lomu will score, i guarantee it,

lomu is going to pwn3d everyone.

kaftka
08-12-05, 07:07 PM
Aint gonna happen. He might score, sure, but he&#39;s not going to "pwn3d" everyone.

josh9
09-12-05, 05:27 PM
gethin is on bench!

harrison2468
10-12-05, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Dec 8 2005, 03:49 PM
lomu will score, i guarantee it,
Please say Wales will smoke England next 6N Lora!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_unio...ean/4501432.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/european/4501432.stm)

An Tarbh
10-12-05, 06:45 PM
Jesus after 3 years out to get through 60 mins is some achievement, should stand to him for next week though.

loratadine
10-12-05, 07:49 PM
lomu did ok all things considered, and my reference to him scoring a try meant that hell score before the seasons out.

SaintsFan_Webby
10-12-05, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Dec 10 2005, 09:49 PM
and my reference to him scoring a try meant that hell score before the seasons out.
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

What a load of ********.

harrison2468
11-12-05, 01:34 PM
Well done to the bloke for having the guts to come back, it must have been a hell of a wait for him.

To be fair, I think he will do well, but sadly, I don&#39;t believe he is AB material now, although could figure in the NZ 7&#39;s team.

Bullitt
11-12-05, 02:17 PM
To be fair, if he doesn&#39;t do well somthing is wrong.- The celtic league is hardly the toughest competition in the world.

ALLBLACKS
11-12-05, 03:00 PM
Give him time before we judge him, He is nowhere near 100% Fit... Lets just hope he gets back to being 100% Fit.

BigTen
12-12-05, 04:01 AM
The next time that Lomu plays he will pass the ball. I guarantee it.

Symclaw
12-12-05, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by ALLBLACKS@Dec 5 2005, 12:15 AM
Lomu was amazing, and if anyone has watched his Doco you would know how many players and coaches thank him for puting the Game out there, in other words making the game of Rugby world wide.

Some of the HS footage and early NPC footage he has too is just sick, The guy is a legend.
where can i get this doco?

Gay-Guy
12-12-05, 09:25 AM
Well he definetely played better than he did in the SH/NH game. He looks more determined.........and less sick.........

ALLBLACKS
12-12-05, 09:54 AM
Could you elaborate on that GG, I never saw the game. How was his speed ?? Fitness?? Strength?? Work Rate ??

loratadine
12-12-05, 10:09 AM
lomu did ok, he made a couple of semi breaks, but was always well marshalled by about 3 or 4 italian players. he looked happy on the pitch, and like gg said, looked alot fitter than the sh/nh game. His speed is getting there, he wasnt as fast as he was, but that said he havent played for over two years. his strength is still phenomenal and he did barge a few italian flying.

im expecting him to improve with every game, and unfortunately hes got the biggest expectation to live up too - the one he created - and i just dont know if he can get anywhere near that again - but heres hoping.

Saint N Sinner
12-12-05, 10:43 AM
I expect a big improvement from Lomu, but he is never going to regain the skills and speed he had before all his injuries and operations and so on.

It was in the past but a few more years wouldn&#39;t go a miss.

Gay-Guy
12-12-05, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by ALLBLACKS@Dec 12 2005, 10:54 PM
Could you elaborate on that GG, I never saw the game. How was his speed ?? Fitness?? Strength?? Work Rate ??
He played like Isotola Maka after a long layoff

kaftka
13-12-05, 06:47 AM
Just a question, I haven&#39;t seen him play since the NH/SH game. Should he still be playing on the wing? It seems kind of wasted out there these days, especially as he&#39;s apparantly lost a lot of speed, so he can&#39;t possibly be as effective out there.

loratadine
13-12-05, 10:00 AM
i still think its his best position - hes still very effectiv with space, and wingers do tend to recieve the most space.

ALLBLACKS
15-12-05, 08:05 PM
I dont know he has lost most of the weight, But he might not be doing it properly, Because he just doesnt look right.
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20051210/capt.bre10512101628.italy_rugby_bre105.jpg