Cardiff Blues has today expressed its shock and sadness at the sudden death of former player Jonah Lomu.
Jonah was a true icon and legend of our game. He was the first global rugby superstar who captured the imagination of fans across the world and inspired so many to take up our sport.
He played 63 Test matches for the All Blacks in a celebrated career from 1994 through to 2002. He burst onto the global stage at the 1995 Rugby World Cup when he scored seven tries in four matches, including four tries in the semi-final against England
Jonah arrived to play for Cardiff Blues in 2005. He went onto make 10 appearances, scoring one try, and thousands came to watch him in action.
On the field he was a game changer, a destructive and supremely talented winger who has given us so many memories that all rugby fans will always cherish.
Away from the action he was a kind, humble and caring family man who made many friends during his time with us.
Jonah was loved by his many fans both in our region and around the world.
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Jonah’s family and friends at this time.
A minute's applause will take place to him prior to kick-off for our European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with Harlequins this Thursday evening as we remember the great man.
Fans who wish to leave flowers are advised they can be left in front of the murial at the Clubhouse end of the South Stand.