File photograph  of the Fox Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island. Photograph: David Wilcock/PA Wire

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Towering figure in New Zealand rugby
  • People
  • November 21, 2015, 01:00

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New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho 1:20

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Former New Zealand rugby union international Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

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Ireland last took on New Zealand in November 2013. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

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