Jonah Lomu in Paper Plus, Newmarket
Saturday 30th August 2013
Jonah Lomu has been doing a tour around Auckland recently signing copies of his new book which is an updated version of his life story. If you have a look in the Britannica online (by going through EPIC) you will find an article by John Nauright listing all the many records held by Jonah Lomu and describing why he was such a great rugby player, until he was forced out of the game with health problems. To give you some idea of his achievements the article begins:
“Jonah Tali Lomu, (born May 12, 1975, Auckland , N.Z.) New Zealand rugby union football player who was perhaps rugby’s first global icon and a remarkable player.
Lomu was the youngest person to play for the New Zealand national team, the All Blacks, debuting on the wing at age 19 against France in 1994. The following year, he was named Player of the Tournament in the Rugby World Cup and was the first All Black since 1905 to score four tries against England in a Test (international) match. At 6 feet 5 inches (1.95 metres) and 275 pounds (125 kg), Lomu was exceptionally large for a wing player. Blessed with great speed (he ran 100 metres in under 11 seconds) and power, he was difficult to stop and often ran over opponents.”
I remember admiring Jonah’s skill and exciting play when I lived in England, and it was a somewhat unreal experience and a real privilege to meet him on Saturday and shake his hand.
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To celebrate the start of the Rugby World Cup 2011 tomorrow we have decorated the library with bunting and balloons and bought some new books. We have put up posters of all the pool games and we can’t wait to fill in the results on our chart.
We have prepared a Rugby World Cup quiz with the lucky winner winning the New Zealand supporter ball featured in the cabinet below.
Let’s hope that Dave Gallaher 1873 – 1917 Captain of the All Blacks “The originals” team would be proud. He certainly looks good outside Eden Park.
Also outside Eden Park is this sculpture of Michael Jones 1987 who was the scorer of the first try of the first Rugby World Cup in his first game for the All Blacks.
Getting us in the mood some students in the library helped create this visual tag cloud made up of words about rugby Tag cloud
This is a view of The Cloud
Finally to keep you up-to-date here are some useful links:
1. Auckland City The World’s Here to Play site
2. Rugby World Cup site
3. New Zealand Rugby Union site
4. All Blacks site
5. Eden Park site
6. English RFU site
7. Official Home of the Springbok
8. French Rugby Site Federation Francaise de Rugby [Please view this at home because it is blocked at school due to the moving cartoon featured on the front page every day]
9. Services to schools This is a fantastic site full of many online resources around the Rugby World Cup 2011.
10. A fascinating widget with great visuals this is a quick and easy way to find out match schedules, host cities, dates, national teams and pool stages. By placing your cursor around the edge of the “stadium” the information you want appears in the middle of the filed.
Follow Rugby World Cup 2011 with Europcar