Sport and Health


Jonah Lomu wasn’t just a New Zealand sporting legend, he was an international sporting legend who touched the lives and hearts of people worldwide.

With only two All Black caps, Lomu was named in the 1995 World Cup squad which played in South Africa. Scoring seven tries in 5 matches, Lomu became a household name. With his 1.96m height and 120kg weight and incredible speed, it seemed no one could stop Lomu as he powered up the field.


Behind Lomu’s sporting success however, the athlete was juggling his personal life, career and illness which ultimately required a kidney transplant and ending his international rugby career.

Made with funding from NZ on Air comes JONAH, a two-part series created by the team who made The Kick and featuring the commanding Mosese Veaila in the role of Jonah Lomu (Imposter, The Visit), Craig Hall (Outrageous Fortune, A Place to Call Home) and Kelson Henderson (Ash vs. Evil Dead, Power Rangers).

JONAH Sunday, August 18th at 8:30pm and Monday 19th August at 8:30pm on THREE

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Kelson Henderson as Phil Kingsley Jones and Mosese Veaila as Jonah-Lomu

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