After the New Zealand Herald wrote an artical on Jonah Lomu saying that his dream of playing in the 2007 World Cup in France is over, they have written another artical that Jonah demanded $500,000 to re-sign with the New Zealand Rugby Union.. I myself am an avid Lomu fan and when he played in Twickeham last June, which I was actually at, I was 100% sure that he could get back into the All Blacks for the World Cup season.. From Twickeham he damaged his shoulder which meant that he could not play for North Harbour and gain needed rugby time, then to Cardiff Blues were after a seven month contract he broke his ankle which set him back even further and meant he could not get even more game time in New Zealand.. In one of his first games back in New Zealand he twisted his ankle playing for his North Harbour club side, which put him out for a few weeks.. This guy has went though hell, many people would have given up but he did not.. Since he started playing for the All Blacks in 1994 he has had a few injuries.. 1 - He had to take a year out of rugby in the 1997-1998 season due to the drugs that the doctors were given him, after they found out that he has a disasterious kidney problem.. 2 - He played in his final match for New Zealand, against Wales, with a twisted intestine.. 3 - Suffered a painful few years between 2003 until 2005, before having a kidney transplant.. During this time he was near enough paralysed, which meant that at some stages during the treatment he could not walk properly, or even at all.. 4 - Damaged his shoulder playing in his first game back from injury.. 5 - Broke his ankle during playing with Cardiff Blues.. 6 - Twisted his ankle in one of his first games back in New Zealand (not to serious I know but still and injury).. Whatever people say he has bounced back.. He bounced back from being the youngest even former All Black in 1994 after being dropped by the management team after the 2-0 series lose to the French.. He concentrated more on sevens rugby and stuned the world during the sevens series in Japan, then went on the destroying the world of rugby in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, this still at only 19 years old.. This period of his life, namely 1994 to 1996, shaped his life for the better.. He established himself of one of, if not the most, destrustive wingers in World Rugby since the start of time.. He has had his ups and downs in rugby, more ups than downs, but people still give him stick, more so after he started his comeback.. I truely believe that these so called "journalists" are just staring the ****, and that they should crawl back under the rock they came from.. Whatever people say he will be rememberedhrough-out history as the leading top try scorer in the Rugby World Cup to date, and as a man who loved his game, his country and never gave up, even when the times were hard.. This man is a credit to the human race.. He has given so much to the world yet people wont let him be.. I say, so what if Jonah won't get back into the All Blacks (I really hope that he does).. So what if he does not get a Super 14 contract (I really hope that he does).. He is an incredible player and an incredible person who always wore his emotions on his shirt and never gave up.. "I have been able to come back to the game I love. I dared to dream. Who can criticise me for that?" http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/5396058.stm "Jonah admits World Cup dream over" http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.c...jectid=10403772 "Jonah reluctant to let dream die" http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.c...jectid=10403773 "Lomu "demands" dismissed as absolute rubbish" "I have been able to come back to the game I love. I dared to dream. Who can criticise me for that?"