Lomu helps out NZ Sevens squad

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 March, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 March, 2005, 12:00am

The New Zealand sevens team have the most famous water boy in the rugby world. All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dished out refreshments during a taxing two-hour session coach Gordon Tietjens threw at his World Cup-bound squad in Rotorua yesterday, NZPA reported.

Lomu is recovering from a kidney transplant and looking to make his comeback for Martin Johnson's testimonial game in England on June 4. He has been out of the game for three years and was set to take a more active role in training but an ankle injury restricted him to handing out water and encouragement and lugging tackle bags around.

'I'd love to be there [training] doing it full-time but it's all good,' Lomu said. 'It's good coming out to support the boys. We trained yesterday, it's more about supporting them.'


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