Ben Smith Ex-All Blacks doctor John Mayhew reveals more on health issues Jonah Lomu faced

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Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew has revealed more troubles the late Jonah Lomu faced with his health while still playing rugby at the highest level. 

Lomu, a legendary All Blacks winger, was cared for by Mayhew throughout his career – initially so confidentially – as he battled kidney disorders from the end of 1995, the year he shot to fame with his memorable displays in the Rugby World Cup as a 20-year-old in South Africa. 

Mayhew was there when Lomu was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in 1995 and knew of the health issues which were initially kept from John Hart, the All Blacks coach from 1996-99, who didn’t learn of them for another few years. 

Ben Smith The late Jonah Lomu pictured on the day he famously stomped all over England as the All Blacks won their 1995 Rugby World Cup semifinal.

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The late Jonah Lomu pictured on the day he famously stomped all over England as the All Blacks won their 1995 Rugby World Cup semifinal.

Lomu had a kidney transplant in 2004 but died in Auckland in 2015. He died, aged 40, from a heart attack linked to his kidney disease. 

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