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ALLBLACKS
17-12-05, 05:59 PM
I know there is already a Topic on Jonha, But that was for his 1st game. Here we can follow his comeback untill he is back in NZ.Jonah says he's been working on his speed and fitness alot, But yet Another quiet game for Jonah Lomu. In due time ...in due time.

http://www.planet-rugby.com/News/story_48010.shtml

Gianni
17-12-05, 10:45 PM
i posted a topic (on General)) on Lomu's home debut and i have to say that it was some what of an anticlimax, he lacked in speed and that craving for tries that he had years ago. Okay okay he's had a major life-threatening disease but a bit of common sense tells me that Lomu could have delayed his return to the stage so that he can once again marvel the spectators

Canadian_Rugby_Guy
18-12-05, 03:15 AM
I think Lomu just needs more games. He's had practice, all he needs is to feel comfortable in a stadium again being watched by thousands of people.

ALLBLACKS
18-12-05, 06:51 AM
The only way to get Match fit is to play more games, He should be eased back into the game though, Like John Hart did in '99.

loratadine
18-12-05, 11:20 AM
lomu still made some beatie tackles that would make even habana proud, and it still took a few players to tackle him - the blues need to create space for lomu - because thats when hes at his best, at the moment hes got to come inside looking for work - i think this was a better game for lomu - he seems to be improving every game

Canadian_Rugby_Guy
18-12-05, 02:41 PM
Creating space for any winger is when you catch him at his best, Cardiff I'm sure knows how to do that, but right now what's going is people are so focused on Lomu that they're shutting him down but opening gaps all over the place. I'm sure Calvisano realizes that now.

Coco
18-12-05, 05:45 PM
As Lora said, Lomu made some great tackles and he still has the strength to run through people. He is not quite back to his full game, but he will improve over the next few months and we should see him back again.

He probably won't ever be as good as we once was, but he might get pretty close!

Coco

ALLBLACKS
18-12-05, 10:17 PM
Some Pics of Jonah Lomu during his games
http://www.sport.telegraph.co.uk/sport/graphics/2005/12/18/srcard16.jpg

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051210/i/r1812187377.jpg

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20051210/capt.bre10212101617.italy_rugby__bre102.jpg

loratadine
18-12-05, 11:44 PM
yes - lomu trucked down the pitch well.

gjohn85
22-12-05, 07:30 PM
Jonah injured again.

An Tarbh
23-12-05, 12:47 PM
But he would have probably been rested for this game anyway, at least they're saying it's only a minor injury, so far.

loratadine
23-12-05, 01:08 PM
when is he back - how long is he out.

DonBilly
23-12-05, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Coco@Dec 18 2005, 06:45 PM
As Lora said, Lomu made some great tackles and he still has the strength to run through people. He is not quite back to his full game, but he will improve over the next few months and we should see him back again.

He probably won't ever be as good as we once was, but he might get pretty close!

Coco
That's new! Lomu doing great tackles... He has never been a good defender.

An Tarbh
23-12-05, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Dec 23 2005, 01:08 PM
when is he back - how long is he out.
He'll play against the Dragons.

Canadian_Rugger
24-12-05, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by DonBilly+Dec 24 2005, 01:12 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DonBilly @ Dec 24 2005, 01:12 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-Coco@Dec 18 2005, 06:45 PM
As Lora said, Lomu made some great tackles and he still has the strength to run through people. He is not quite back to his full game, but he will improve over the next few months and we should see him back again.

He probably won&#39;t ever be as good as we once was, but he might get pretty close!

Coco
That&#39;s new! Lomu doing great tackles... He has never been a good defender. [/b]
which is really funny especially for a man of his size you&#39;d think he&#39;d love to kill people with his frame http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

loratadine
27-12-05, 05:53 PM
JONAH LOMU, SCORED A TRY AND WAS MAN OF THE MATCH

gjohn85
27-12-05, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Dec 28 2005, 05:53 AM
JONAH LOMU, SCORED A TRY AND WAS MAN OF THE MATCH
He done well but never deserved man of the match. I would of picked Rush or Powell as my man of the match.

mark_shaw
27-12-05, 11:35 PM
was there any tv coverage of this game because we have the rugby channel here and it plays most of the nh games

An Tarbh
28-12-05, 12:17 AM
Was live on Setanta and S4C methinks.

But don&#39;t they show the games weeks after?

candybum
28-12-05, 11:17 AM
ne vids of that try ???

Flamingo
28-12-05, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by gjohn85+Dec 28 2005, 06:00 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (gjohn85 @ Dec 28 2005, 06:00 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Dec 28 2005, 05:53 AM
JONAH LOMU, SCORED A TRY AND WAS MAN OF THE MATCH
He done well but never deserved man of the match. I would of picked Rush or Powell as my man of the match. [/b]
Rhys Thomas got man of the match at the stadium

gjohn85
28-12-05, 07:15 PM
That&#39;s even worse. He had a good game, but almost all his lineouts went astray

SmokeyMonkey
28-12-05, 07:21 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
ne vids of that try ???[/b]

The ball was passed out to him on the left wing with no defender in front of him about 10 metres out.

S4C only gave him man of the match so they could talk to him.

And he got handed off at the end by a prop.

Gay-Guy
28-12-05, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by SmokeyMonkey@Dec 29 2005, 07:21 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE
ne vids of that try ???

The ball was passed out to him on the left wing with no defender in front of him about 10 metres out.

S4C only gave him man of the match so they could talk to him.

And he got handed off at the end by a prop. [/b][/quote]
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif ...so how many minutes did it take for him to cross that 10 metres???

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
29-12-05, 01:44 AM
well at the time he touched the ball..and saw space in front..which was 10metres..the media team covering the game rushed down to see him score..at the same time they were able to question him while he was "running"...so they did the interview while he was runnin to score thus giving him man of the match for his time and his effort

the exact time wud be....3minutes 89seconds

hahahhaha..gud on u jonah!...

Gay-Guy
29-12-05, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101@Dec 29 2005, 01:44 PM
well at the time he touched the ball..and saw space in front..which was 10metres..the media team covering the game rushed down to see him score..at the same time they were able to question him while he was "running"...so they did the interview while he was runnin to score thus giving him man of the match for his time and his effort

the exact time wud be....3minutes 89seconds

hahahhaha..gud on u jonah!...
Was there a trainer every 2 metres holding out a water bottle???...spiked with speed????

loratadine
01-01-06, 11:55 AM
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

come on guys have a bit more faith

gjohn85
01-01-06, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Jan 1 2006, 11:55 PM
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

come on guys have a bit more faith
Yeah, guys have some faith, Dai young had to carry him over the try line.

ScumV
04-01-06, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by gjohn85+Jan 2 2006, 01:33 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (gjohn85 @ Jan 2 2006, 01:33 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Jan 1 2006, 11:55 PM
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif* http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

come on guys have a bit more faith
Yeah, guys have some faith, Dai young had to carry him over the try line. [/b]
Leave my Cousin Dai out of this. Jonah is a great asset to the club! Shame about the incident down at Stradey park though http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif

Boltman
08-01-06, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by ScumV@Jan 4 2006, 12:46 PM
Leave my Cousin Dai out of this. Jonah is a great asset to the club! Shame about the incident down at Stradey park though http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif
What incident?


Also, any udates as far as video of him scoring on that try?

loratadine
08-01-06, 11:02 PM
an idiot of a fan abused him.

harrison2468
08-01-06, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Jan 8 2006, 11:02 PM
an idiot of a fan abused him.
A football fan nonetheless, who has been banned in that sport aswell. Some people are just born *****.

gjohn85
08-01-06, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by harrison2468+Jan 9 2006, 11:11 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (harrison2468 @ Jan 9 2006, 11:11 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Jan 8 2006, 11:02 PM
an idiot of a fan abused him.
A football fan nonetheless, who has been banned in that sport aswell. Some people are just born *****. [/b]
here, here.

I can&#39;t believe there are men who go out & deliberately cause trouble.

loratadine
09-01-06, 11:47 AM
yeah its disgusting - i cnt belive the idiot tried to front up to lomu - what a clown.

Boltman
15-01-06, 06:23 AM
So...........


By now has anyone found some video footage of Lomu&#39;s Try?

woosaah
15-01-06, 11:02 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
Harsh reviews for Lomu in latest game
16 January 2006*

British media gave Jonah Lomu his harshest review yet yesterday as the All Blacks legend again stated his confidence of playing at next year&#39;s rugby World Cup.


Lomu&#39;s Cardiff side lost 3-21 at home to French side Perpignan in the Heineken Cup, and media reports were far from flattering.

"In this sixth match of his wholly remarkable comeback, Lomu perhaps knew the fear of failure for the first time," Hugh Godwin wrote in the Independent On Sunday.

Godwin cast doubt over Lomu&#39;s ability to fulfil an NPC season with North Harbour this year as he struggled through the match.

"Lomu has the familiar strut and rooster&#39;s nodding head but only a couple of initial thrusts as first and second receiver gave any hint of the monstrous attacking talent of old," Godwin wrote.

"From later phases the lunging step with the knee held high bore the menace of a hoodie being mugged by a grandmother.

"The last quarter was almost embarrassing. Lomu received a horror of a grasscutter pass, did an undignified and ungainly version of the splits and presented possession to Perpignan in the process.

AdvertisementAdvertisement"His next contribution was to field a high kick from Nicolas Laharrague, the visitors&#39; fly-half and principal destroyer with the boot.

"Lomu rocked on his heels and the ball rolled forward from his clumsy grasp. It led directly to Perpignan&#39;s second try and the conclusion of a comprehensive defeat."

Speaking after the match, Lomu was undeterred and said he was confident of becoming an All Black again.

"I reckon I can (do it)," Lomu said.

"There is no doubt in my mind. I feel I&#39;m getting better each week. I&#39;m taking it step by step, and I feel I&#39;m getting in the right direction.

"For me, there is just a lack of games. I have not played many games so far."

Lomu is due to remain in Wales with his wife Fiona until May before returning home to train with North Harbour.

But Godwin said Cardiff may already be having second thoughts about their big signing which saw crowds flock back to Cardiff Arms Park.

"The novelty value which prompted Cardiff to stump up a modest retainer and 3000 ($NZ7722) per appearance when Munster among others decided not to dabble may be wearing off."[/b]


http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3541203a1823,00.html



so he had a bad game in the weekend?

loratadine
15-01-06, 11:15 PM
thats extremely harsh - the whole team was **** - in fact IMO it was only lomu who offered anything in attack for the blues - he made on good break and looked pretty dangerous - he is getting better every game.

Boltman
16-01-06, 02:19 AM
That article seemed a load of ****e. Nothing but Rubbish it looks like. The whole team played ****e it looks like.

An Tarbh
16-01-06, 02:28 AM
the game was a huge step up in level for Lomu, he&#39;s not come up against any of the decent teams in the Celtic League, with the one exception in Llanelli, certainly none of the Irish provinces or Edinburgh as far as I&#39;m aware, Cardiff have previously only played against Calvisano since Lomu&#39;s arrival so Perpignan in the HEC is a big step up, so it&#39;s perfectly understandable that he&#39;s not firing on full cylinders yet. Still far too early to be getting on his back.

woosaah
16-01-06, 10:46 PM
yeah thanks for your comments guys, i wanted to hear what you guys thought http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

ALLBLACKS
20-01-06, 04:12 PM
Here is Jonah Lomu&#39;s Try

Here is a link for your reference:
http://s6.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2QFRFXE4DU1KV0V9EL3KJ6EWJK

loratadine
20-01-06, 04:34 PM
good find - it should be interesting to see lomu in action this weekend - as this is probably the biggest game since his comeback.

lewseys got it covered
26-01-06, 04:22 PM
obviously hes not got the pace as much as he used to but i just love seeing him running straight into people instead of round them, even if he doesnt get very far http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif

loratadine
26-01-06, 04:22 PM
still twice the player josh lewsey is

lewseys got it covered
26-01-06, 06:07 PM
hahaha, u know what no argument there but the "lewseys got it covered" thing is a little private joke. he had a stormer on zurich prem final day. i was sat in the southstand in the middle of a horde of leicster fans and every time he got the ball or tackled the ball carrier it would "be lewseys got it covered" there was alot of angry leicster fans that day!