Lomu stays in touch

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 March, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 March, 1997, 12:00am

We wonder how it must feel to be Jonah Lomu sitting on the sidelines and watching all the action unfold on the field. The giant All Black, sidelined by a chronic kidney ailment, was part of the ITV team this weekend and was seen mixing freely with the world's media. Together with wife Tanya, Lomu has been accredited as a commentator with the British television company.

Although he is likely to be out of action for at least another six months, Lomu still remembers to carbo load. At yesterday's buffet laid out for the media, he was seen hovering near the pasta and noodles.

Dance beat The 22 Chiu Chow girls from Shantou province in China were a major hit in the press box and around the stadium. The world's rugby media couldn't take their eyes off the dance troupe during yesterday's opening number at the traditional march past of teams. Dick Airth, also widely known as Hong Kong rugby's 'Cecil B de Mille', was the man behind the mid-afternoon extravaganza.

Clean teams The Rugby World Cup Sevens is clean as far as doping is concerned. Brian Skirrow, RWC tournament co-ordinator said no player had yet been found using performance-enhancing drugs in any of their tournaments, including the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. Testing started last Monday and two players from each of the 24 participating teams have been randomly tested.


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