Rugby great Jonah Lomu talks of transplant

Last updated 09:30 23/08/2012
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Jonah Lomu is feeling better following a stint in hospital earlier this year but still expects to undergo a kidney transplant.

Lomu, who suffers from kidney disorder nephrotic syndrome, has spoken out to a French newspaper.

"I'm trying to live my life as normal while knowing that I will maybe have to have another transplant, " he told Le Figaro.

"I'm on dialysis three times a week."

The former All Black was diagnosed with kidney problems in 1995. Radio host Grant Kereama donated him a kidney in 2004 but his body eventually rejected it.

The 37-year-old fell ill again during last year's Rugby World Cup and spent several days in hospital in February losing 30kg.

Lomu told Le Figaro he had not ruled out a return to Europe, possibly in a coaching role.

The winger played for Stade Phoceen in 2009.

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