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Lomu to make appearance for Souths

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,887 /65
    SOUTH Sydney is reportedly in negotiations with New Zealand legend Jonah Lomu to make a one-off appearance in next year's Charity Shield clash against St George-Illawarra.
    The Nine Network reported tonight the National Rugby League club wants to attract Lomu to help promote the 25th year of the Shield, an annual clash between the clubs which precedes the regular season.

    The report said the 73-Test veteran had already agreed to play in the match and Souths co-owner Peter Holmes a Court did not confirm or deny the club was courting Lomu.

    Souths chief executive Shane Richardson told AAP the club had no comment on the matter.

    Gold Coast Titans tried to lure Lomu into the 13-man code earlier this year, but could not come to a monetary agreement.

    Lomu has recently stated his desire to play again for the All Blacks but seriously considered the idea of moving to Australia to play rugby league late last year.

    He entered negotiations with the newly-formed Titans but declined the offer amid speculation it would clash with his rugby sponsors.

    The New Zealand Rugby League is also believed to be interested in having Lomu guest star in their one-off "All Golds" team to play a British selection in England on Rugby World Cup final day (October 20), to help mark the centenary of New Zealand rugby league.
    Source: Foxsports


    SHould be a good promotion for the game. have seen him on the news training with the Warriors lately and he looks in reasonably good nick
  2. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +631 /12
    A one off ?
    How corny & Hollywood are the Rabbitohs going to get ?
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Russell's "Toot and Whistle" team come to town. Hope they lose all their remaining games and run last.

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