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Blood and Thunder

Phil Shirley

Blood and Thunder

Phil Shirley

$35.99

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Will Carling called him a freak and even the toughest sportsmen have been known to step to one side when he thunders down the field. Jonah Lomu is not a player to argue with. From his gangland childhood, which included seeing an uncle murdered, he has learnt life the hard way. The scars on his arms and his body are a constant reminder of where he came from.;Yet Lomu is not only the All Blacks toughest guy. Central to his life is his Christian faith with reveals a totally different side to his personality. The hard man of sport is also the hero of school boys and community leaders for his stand against drugs and violence. His battle against injury is an example of his courage and determination.;This text explores the life, the sport and the contradictions in Jonah Lomu, the man who would win the World Cup.

- Publisher Blood and Thunder describes Lomu's troubled childhood, the violence of which prompted his mother to send him away to college, where at the age of 12 he was steered into rugby. He is also a devoted Christian.

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Will Carling called him a freak and even the toughest sportsmen have been known to step to one side when he thunders down the field. Jonah Lomu is not a player to argue with. From his gangland childhood, which included seeing an uncle murdered, he has learnt life the hard way. The scars on his arms and his body are a constant reminder of where he came from.;Yet Lomu is not only the All Blacks toughest guy. Central to his life is his Christian faith with reveals a totally different side to his personality. The hard man of sport is also the hero of school boys and community leaders for his stand against drugs and violence. His battle against injury is an example of his courage and determination.;This text explores the life, the sport and the contradictions in Jonah Lomu, the man who would win the World Cup.
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Blood and Thunder describes Lomu's troubled childhood, the violence of which prompted his mother to send him away to college, where at the age of 12 he was steered into rugby. He is also a devoted Christian.
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  • Catalogue Code 139836
  • Product Code 0002740281
  • EAN 9780002740289
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Mar 1999
  • Dimensions 241 x 160 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.363kg

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