Blood & Thunder : The Unoffical Biography of Jonah Lomu

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9780002740654: Blood & Thunder : The Unoffical Biography of Jonah Lomu

A major biography of the New Zealand rugby international timed to be published alongside the Rugby World Cup

Will Carling called him a freak and even the toughest sportsmen have been known to step to one side when he thunders down the field. Jonah Lomu is not a player to argue with. From his gangland childhood, which included seeing an uncle murdered, he has learnt life the hard way. The scars on his arms and his body are a constant reminder of where he came from.

Yet Lomu is not only the All Blacks toughest guy. Central to his life is his Christian faith with reveals a totally different side to his personality. The hard man of sport is also the hero of school boys and community leaders for his stand against drugs and violence. His battle against injury is an example of his courage and determination.

BLOOD AND THUNDER explores the life, the sport and the contradictions in Jonah Lomu, the man who would win the World Cup.

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Will Carling called him a freak and even the toughest sportsmen have been known to step to one side when he thunders down the field. Jonah Lomu is not a player to argue with. From his gangland childhood, which included seeing an uncle murdered, he has learnt life the hard way. The scars on his arms and his body are a constant reminder of where he came from.

Yet Lomu is not only the All Blacks toughest guy. Central to his life is his Christian faith with reveals a totally different side to his personality. The hard man of sport is also the hero of school boys and community leaders for his stand against drugs and violence. His battle against injury is an example of his courage and determination.

'Blood and Thunder' explores the life, the sport and the contradictions in Jonah Lomu, the man who would win the World Cup.

About the Author:

Phil Shirley is a professional sports writer who is well known through the pages of several national newspapers

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Published by Harpercollins Pub Ltd (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002740656 ISBN 13: 9780002740654
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