Beauden Barrett Lomu’s legacy looms over NZ-England World Cup semifinal

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TOKYO (AP) — One trampling run launched Jonah Lomu to global stardom, ensuring his name will be indelibly linked to a Rugby World Cup semifinal between New Zealand and England.

The All Blacks winger’s rampaging runs during that era-defining World Cup in South Africa in 1995 were highlighted by his four-try haul against England in the semifinals.

Before the teams meet in another semifinal this Saturday in Yokohama, there’ll be no avoiding remembrances of Lomu’s legacy. He died in 2015 at the age of 40 after complications from a kidney disease.

One of those tries against England, when he gathered a loose pass, fended off opposite winger Tony Underwood, kept driving forward despite a desperate ankle tap from Will Carling and then barreled straight over the top of England fullback Mike Catt, is part of rugby folklore.

Catt helped the coaching staff with the Italy team at the World Cup, where a group game between the Italians and New Zealand was cancelled because of Typhoon Hagibis.

He recalled that ’95 showdown for World

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