While Rugby is not necessarily popular in the United States, next to football (soccer) it is one of the biggest sports in the world.
Unexpectedly, one of the sport’s legends, Jonah Lomu, died at the age of 40 due to some sort of kidney failure.
He was one of, if not the best rugby player in the world. He is basically the Michael Jordan of Rugby.
It was a tragic shock that shook fans and more than anyone, his former teammates.
Even if you don’t watch rugby or know much about it, chances are you have come across the New Zealand, All Blacks’ Haka.
It’s a powerful chant the team performs before every game, pretty much looks like an epic tribal war cry and you are about to be destroyed mercilessly. Recently, at Jonah Lomu’s large memorial service, his former teammates performed the Haka as tribute to him. It is quite emotional and powerful. Even if you don’t know what they are saying, the passion and intensity they deliver this with will creep up some teary eyes.
Wow. So powerful to see such loyalty and a strong since of honor and tradition. It’s obvious the impact you had on so many people, Jonah Lomu, you will surely be missed. Thank you for all that you brought to the sport of rugby and the world.