Scottish rugby stars pay tribute to All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu
Scott Hastings and Gregor Townsend reflect on a legendary figure after his death aged 40.
Former Scotland stars Scott Hastings and Gregor Townsend have paid tribute to New Zealand legend Jonah Lomu following his death at the age of 40.
The former All Black, who had suffered from severe kidney problems, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday with the cause of death currently unclear.
An icon of the sport, Lomu earned 63 caps for New Zealand and was admired around the globe for his thrilling and powerful style of play.
Bursting onto the scene just as rugby union turned professional, Lomu was the superstar the sport needed - the face of everything from sportswear to video games.
Lomu scored seven tries against Scotland, dealing knock-out blows at both the 1995 and 1999 World Cups.
Hastings played against Lomu in the 1995 quarter-final in Pretoria and he remembers a true gentleman as well as an elite athlete.