The Great Jonah Lomu as the IRB Ambasador April 30 2014, 0 Comments
The great All Black legend Jonah Lomu will be the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 Ambassador.
A legend of the game since he burst onto the international scene at Rugby World Cup 1995, Lomu went on to play 63 times for the All Blacks between 1994 and 2002, scoring 37 tries.
The annual Under 20 tournament takes place in Auckland, New Zealand from June 2-20.
Lomu, who has become a role model for so many current stars, puts special merit on the key role that age grade Rugby plays in the development of the future stars of world Rugby.
“It’s exciting and a great privilege to be an Ambassador for the IRB Junior World Championship. I’m really looking forward to watching some great Rugby and welcoming the stars of the future to New Zealand in June."
“Playing under-age rugby helped me showcase my skills and god given talents. The game has, of course, changed since then, but the pathway that an Under 20 tournament like the JWC can give to young players is crucial.”