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Robin Williams

Lomu, who revolutionized rugby with size, speed, dies at 40

More by instinct than choice and off balance after fending off two desperate defenders, Jonah Lomu barreled straight over the top of a crouching Mike Catt, leaving the battered England fullback sprawling on his back as the All Black sprinted to the try line.

It was the first of Lomu's four tries in New Zealand's 1995 Rugby World Cup semifinal win over England, a performance that confirmed his burgeoning reputation as a virtually unstoppable ball-runner with a sprinter's pace and launched him to international fame.

He made it look like it man against boys — after all, he was the size of a front row forward but had the speed of a sprint champion.

Lomu, whose...