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LIFE OF JONAH REMEMBERED.. WITHOUT RFU; RUGBY SPY.

Byline: ADAM HATHAWAY

JONAH LOMU was the biggest name in rugby and hundreds of people attended his memorial service at Eden Park in Auckland on Monday - but bizarrely no one officially from the RFU.

Bernard Lapasset, the chairman of World Rugby, made the trip to New Zealand, but the RFU did not send a representative.

They missed out, as former All Black wing Eric Rush gave a hilarious and moving speech, describing how he was the go-between for Lomu (left) and Laurie Mains, coach of the Kiwis in the 1990s.

Rush recalled how Lomu was eating a baguette with 16 boiled eggs in it when Mains hit the roof and Lomu told his mate to tell the boss where to get off.

Rush bottled it and ran back to Mains, telling him, "He has nearly finished".

The RFU did hold a minute's silence for Lomu before a press conference to confirm Eddie Jones' appointment last month.

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 6, 2015
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