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Rugby Great Jonah Lomu’s Teammates Perform a Powerful Haka Dance

NZ rugby legend Jonah Lomu’s well wishers gathered on Monday to say goodbye to the player who died in November.

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Former and present All Black’s perform a Haka as former All Black Jonah Lomu’s casket is carried out of Eden Park during his memorial service in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday. (Photo: Reuters)

The teammates, friends, family and fans of the New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu gathered on Monday to say goodbye to the player, who died aged 40 due to a heart attack in November.

Thousands of fans wore the legend’s famous number 11 All Blacks shirt and came to pay their respects at Auckland’s Eden Park.

Ex-All Blacks players got together and performed a Haka dance, which is a war dance performed by the All Blacks before their matches.

The emotional Haka dance was performed as a tribute in front of Jonah Lomu’s coffin.

The Rugby great had to battle a lot of health issues. He had a kidney transplant in 2004 and had been on dialysis treatment for the last 10 years.

Jonah Lomu died in Auckland on November 18.

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