BBC Sport - Jonah Lomu: New Zealand great wins BBC Overseas Sports Personality in 1995
Archive: Lomu wins 1995 BBC award
- From the section Rugby Union
BBC Sport remembers when Jonah Lomu was named the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year in 1995, following the news that the New Zealand rugby union great has died aged 40.
Lomu, who scored 37 tries in 63 matches for New Zealand between 1994 and 2002, had been diagnosed with a rare and serious kidney condition by 1996.
It forced him to quit the game and he had a kidney transplant in 2004, but the organ stopped functioning in 2011.